The Bed-Making Competition


The Bed-Making Competition


Anna Jackson

Winner of the 2018 Viva La Novella Prize

From teenage rebellion to the most painful of goodbyes, The Bed-Making Competition chronicles the coming of age of Hillary and Bridgid. Told over five sections, each separated by years and kilometres, we follow the sisters as they manage abandonment, motherhood, illness and the ineffable connections of the families that we are born into and those that we create. Spiked with dark humour and bracingly familiar depictions of the overwhelming ambivalence of filial love, Anna Jackson’s novella is a book of riotous energy and great heart.

'A quirky and tender novella, by turns hilarious and heart-breaking, caustic and deeply compassionate.' Fiona Wright

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Digital ebook

Format: ePub

Pub date: Sep 2018

ISBN: 9781925589535

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Harper Entertainment Distribution Services

Format: Paperback

Pub date: Sep 2018

Imprint: Seizure

ISBN: 9781925589528

Page extent: 112 pp

Trim: 203 x 127 mm

Weight: 120g

RRP: AUD$14.99, NZD$17.99