Amy’s Children: Text Classics

Masters Olga

Amy's Children: Text Classics


Abandoned by her feckless husband during the Depression, Amy decides to leave her country town – and her three infant children – and try her luck in the big smoke. Life in wartime Sydney is far from easy, but for Amy there are the hard-won satisfactions of an office job and a house of her own. Until her eldest, Kathleen, appears needing a home while she attends high school. And Amy falls in love with a married man… Enlivened with note-perfect observations of the everyday, wrenching in its portrayal of a young woman struggling to succeed yet often wilfully ignorant of her own children, Olga Masters’ second and last novel is a triumph. At its centre is Amy, one of the great characters in Australian literature. This edition comes with an introduction by the novelist Eva Hornung.

  • The Text Publishing Company
  • 9781922147080
  • Jun 26 2013
  • 304 Pages