Primavera or, The Time of Your Life
Giulia Giuffrè’s Primavera is an Italian-Australian memoir of childhood, parenting and more. It is a veritable encyclopaedia of intimate domestic life, evoked with poetry and humour.
The chronicle is by turns dreamlike, hilarious, theatrical, provocative, personal.
Primavera demonstrates that things can be, and perhaps need to be both humorous and profound at the same time.
As acclaimed in The Australian: "The result is a joyous explosion of words: personal memoir, family biography, anthropological study, philosophical treatise... Giuffre is a modern-day Montaigne. She uses her experience and its biographical particularities to meditate on the biggest questions possible." Miriam Cosic. Read the review
And The Sydney Morning Herald in Gerard Windsor's review Mother shares her wit and wisdom in an encyclopaedia of life: "Primavera is an original. It is also a stunner." Read the review
As featured on The ABC Radio National Book Show in an interview with James Panichi. Listen to the interview
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