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  1. says:

    I wasn't even going to read this yet It was for later But once I picked it up that was thatThis is about a murder trial in which a father was accused of drowning his three children It was in Australia in 2005 His car left the road and drove straight into a dam and plunged down 30 feet The three kids in the car died the father survivedIn a case like this the whole thing turns on the state of mind of the father

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    I am not a big true crime reader but this one has been getting some good reviews As with anything concerning the deaths of

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    There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a true crime Is thereBut in this case I honestly wish I were reading a crime of fiction then a real one because the reality of the events leading up and surrounding the death’s of three brave lit

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    ‘This House of Grief’ by Helen Garner is a truly sorrowful book as one might imagine from the title In 2005 on Father’s Day in Winchelsea Australia Robert Faruharson drove off the road into a dam He was able to exit the car safely but his three young sons drown Separated from his wife Cindy Gambino Faruharson had the children for the day and was on the way to returning them to their mother Purportedly suffering a

  5. says:

    Disturbing Truth is often stranger than fiction Once there was a hard working bloke who lived in a small Victorian Country Town with his wife and their three young son's One day out of the blue his wife told him that she no longer was in love with him She did not want to go on with the marriage She asked him to

  6. says:

    In 2005 an event occurred that horrified all Australians Robert Faruharson estranged from his wife was returning his three young so

  7. says:

    Fuckyeah this book My jury experience years ago got rid of any misty eyed romanticism about the democracy of the jury or court system it is clear that this system of ours is a highly imperfect compromise This book is about the courts And it is so well done Neither schmaltzy nor hard nosed Intelligent honest and important I want to hear about these things in long form I want diverse observers in the courts beari

  8. says:

    Fabulous writer I’ll review this next week Can’t wait to see her in conversation at the end of the month What

  9. says:

    This House of Grief by Helen GarnerThis story reads like a work of fiction incredibleit makes me reflect on the absolute fragility of the human condition and how regardless of our culpability things can radically change in the blink of an eyef

  10. says:

    This is an incredibly moving and well written account of a murder trial which I found utterly gripping On a September evening in 2005 Robert Faruaharson was driving his three sons – Jai Tyler and Bailey – back home to his estranged wife His wife Cindy had admitted that she no longer loved him and that she

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review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ï Helen Garner

This House of Grief

Pted for film in 1981 Since then she has published novels short stories essays and feature journalism In 1995 she published The First Stone a controversial account of a Melbourne University sexual harassment case Joe Cinue's Consolation 2004 was a non fiction study of two murder trials in Canberra In 2006 Helen Garner received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature Her most recent novel The Spare Room 2008 won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction the ueensland Premier's Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award and has been translated into many languages Helen Garner lives in Melbourn. Fabulous writer I ll review this next week Can t wait to see her in conversation at the end of the month What a book Kidnapped of two murder trials in Canberra In 2006 Helen Garner received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature Her most recent novel The Spare Room 2008 won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction the ueensland Premier's Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award and has been translated into many languages Helen Garner lives in Melbourn. Fabulous writer I ll review this next week Can t wait to see her in conversation at the end Undeniably Fated of the month What a book

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Anyone can see the place where the children died You take the Princes Highway past Geelong and keep going west in the direction of Colac Late in August 2006 soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Faruharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder I headed out that way on a Sunday morning across the great volcanic plain On the evening of 4 September 2005 Father's Day Robert Faruharson a separated husband was driving his three sons home to their mother Cindy when his car left the road and plunged into a dam The boys aged ten seven and two drowned Was this an act of revenge or a tragic. There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a true crime Is thereBut in this case I honestly wish I were reading a crime of fiction then a real one because the reality of the events leading up and surrounding the death s of three brave little boys is seriously beyond belief and outright distressing And the memory is still fresh in the minds of Australians and in particular Victorians who live and drive nearby the dam trying get their head around this harrowing crime wondering why and how it happened Helen Garner was no exception her unanswered uestions became an obsession And when it came for Robert Faruharson to go to trial the father accused of murdering his boy s as an act of revenge on his estrange wife Garner sat in every proceedings until the final hoping for a explanation Do you think the story he told the police could be true that he had a coughing fit and blacked out at the wheel There is such a thing It s called cough syncope The ex wife swore at the committal hearing that he loved his boy s So Since when has loving someone meant you would never want to kill them She said it was a tragic accident that he wouldn t have hurt a hair on their headsGarner was my eyes and ears and this is as close as I ve ever come to a real murder trial Her meticulous attention to detail and picturesue imaging of the courthouse portrayed in her elegant language is just immaculate You can tell what a person is thinking by their body language and facial expression a frown tight lipped a tugging of shirt collar and Garner s precise observation of the courtroom characters made it uite an absorbing read as you re not swamped with so much of the factual details but getting an insight and gut feeling of the type of relationship between Faruharson and his family and the sway of the jurors during and after a witness testimony Garner didn t give much indication on her views on whether she thought he was guilty or not or whether a witness testimony was favourable but she had a daughter of a friend Louise sitting through the first trial with Garner which she was very grateful and enjoying her company Louise is an intellect young lady and her point of view was frank and direct I really like Louise she didn t hold back in saying what she thought and I could see myself nodding my head in agreementPeter Morrissey Faruharson s defense lawyer would ve been amazing to watch live I got the impression that Garner was initially anxious and skeptical of Morrissey by his entrance disheveled cloak and wig and his blokey nature whistling the Collingwood football anthem as he strolled in But I had a feeling it change during the proceeding when she had the opportunity to see him at work I think she admired what Morrissey was trying to achieve He s a raging bull persistent intimidating and grilling with his cross examination that by the end the witness would even doubt their own memory He discredited a key witness to the prosecution in the second hearing and in doing so there was a good chance of a non guilty verdict in the second hearing They bought in expert medical witnesses all with numerous theories and diagnosis on Faruharson mental state and the cough syncope A three day intense uestioning on the Major Collision report in reference to yellow paint markings to indicate tyre tracks apparently there was an error the marking didn t seem to be in line Cunning tactic used by Morrissey to make the juror s forget a previous statement which made his client look bad But instead they were so bored they were drifting off to sleepThe only time the courthouse was eerily uiet was the profound statement from the police diver who dived into the dam to try and locate the car She spoke to the court with her eyes shut and her arms outstretched it was deep it was dark she couldn t see a thing When they lifted the car from the dam it s the image of the boy s that will stay with me for a very long timeSo many holes theories contradicting statement in this case that I don t think we d ever know what really happened except Robert Faruharson But obviously the jury saw something there to come back with a guilty verdict twice

review Ü eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ï Helen Garner

Accident The court case became Helen Garner's obsession She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict In this utterly compelling book Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the uest for justice This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia's most admired writers Helen Garner's first novel Monkey Grip won the 1978 National Book Council Award and was ada. Disturbing Truth is often stranger than fiction Once there was a hard working bloke who lived in a small Victorian Country Town with his wife and their three young son s One day out of the blue his wife told him that she no longer was in love with him She did not want to go on with the marriage She asked him to move out The kids would live with her she said and he could see them whenever he liked The sad husband picked up his pillow and went to live with his widowed father several streets away But 10 months later just after dark on a September evening in 2005 while the discarded husband was driving his sons back to their mother from a Father s Day outing his old white Commodore swerved off the highway barely five minutes from home and plunged into a damn He freed himself from the car and swam to the bank The car sink to the bottom and all the children drowned I saw it on the TV news Night Low foliage Water misty and black Blurred lights a chopper Men in hi viz and helmets Something very bad here Something frightful Oh Lord let this be an accidentThis house of grief by Helen Gardner follows the trial of Robert Faruarharson an estranged husband and father of three whose car went off the road into a deep dam in Australia We get a uniue look into the courtroom as the witnesses take the stand the experts in their field testify and the evidence is layed out Gardner does an beautiful job of allowing the reader to experience the intimate atmosphere of the room throughout the proceedings I was especially moved by her unaltered descriptions of the body language and facial expressions of everyone in the room effortlessly giving the reader a crystal clear image of Robert Faruharson his family the reporters the council Judge and members of the jury as they endured the lengthy trial I myself had made up my mind early on concerning Robert Faruharson s guilt or innocence only to uestion my decision as the trial progressed This is a profound and moving experience It chilled me to the bone that Robert was even on trial that he could have drowned his three boys on purpose But did he Or was it an accident that he had no control over Truth is often stranger than fiction You decide

  • Paperback
  • 300
  • This House of Grief
  • Helen Garner
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9781922079206

About the Author: Helen Garner

Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942 She has published many works of fiction including Monkey Grip Cosmo Cosmolino and The Children's Bach Her fiction has won numerous awards She is also one of Australia's most respected non fiction writers and received a Walkley Award for journalism in 1993Her most recent books are The First Stone True Stories My Hard Heart The Feel of Stone and Joe