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Good Day? by Vesna Main

Good Day?

Vesna Main

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Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publication date: 15 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781784631918

This novel-within-a-novel charts the writing of a story about Richard and Anna, a middle-aged professional couple, who face the biggest crisis of their twenty-five-year marriage when he admits seeing prostitutes.

4 stars out of 5
30 Oct 2019

"a fast-paced, intimate discussion of sex work, gender bias, blame and marital faithfulness "

She is an author in the process of writing a novel; he is an academic and his wife’s first reader. On his return home from work each day, the couple discuss what she has been writing, passing character details and motivations back and forth... What follows is a fast-paced, intimate discussion of sex work, gender bias, blame and marital faithfulness – all in the name of best developing this novel in progress. Unlike a traditional script, there is no name introducing each character’s speech. But you needn’t find yourself counting lines to work out who is speaking. Instead, Main’s dialogue springs along with a rhythmic pulse, each character ringing out loud and clear.

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