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Just Like That

Just Like That

(1994)
A novel by

 
Winner of the New South Wales Premier's Christina Stead Prize for best Australian work of fiction in 1995.

"Lily Brett's third novel is about a happy marriage, the presence of death in life, the yearning for meaning and the realization that making sense of life is sheer farce. Esther Zepler and her husband, Sean, both expats from Melbourne, live and work in New York. They are both successful - she writes obituaries for papers worldwide and he is an artist. They are also successful parents. Brett writes with great wit and a sometimes shockingly base humor which is always very funny - for my money she's much better than Nora Ephron. Nothing is out of place in this novel as it concentrates upon Esther's life, her pain as well as her happiness. The pleasure of Just Like That is that is has great intellectual poise while it exploits all the joys of the contemporary novel. Like Catch 22 it is a serious novel that is often hilarious. Esther Zepler is a wonderful creation. ... A fabulously good novel." -the Sunday Age (Melbourne)

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1995 : UK Hardback
Title: Just Like That
Author(s): Lily Brett
ISBN: 0-233-98914-5 / 978-0-233-98914-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd
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1994 : Australia Hardback
Title: Just like that
Author(s): Lily Brett
ISBN: 0-7329-0794-2 / 978-0-7329-0794-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
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Paperback Editions

1995 : UK Paperback
Title: Just Like That
Author(s): Lily Brett
ISBN: 0-330-35646-1 / 978-0-330-35646-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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