The Women Come & Go and The Women Came & Went – A Memoir and An Essay by Jay Verney

February and March have been busy months at Zen Kettle Books and we’re proud to have something to show for it. Jay Verney’s memoir together with an essay reflecting upon the writing of the memoir is now available in both Kindle and paperback formats. We know you’ll want to rush over to Amazon to buy your copies.

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The Women Come And Go is a memoir of several generations of working-class women from a Central Queensland family. Told through personal knowledge and memories, and recreations of events, along with family artefacts such as treasured love letters from the author’s father to her mother, Jay Verney offers a story both intimate and relatable. The Women Come And Goconsiders the interdependent historical, cultural and personal contexts of the women’s lives and how each generation has irrevocably influenced the next.

The second part of the book, The Women Came And Went, is an essay which critiques and reflects upon the memoir, establishing the background to its conception and creations and describing an Index of Artefacts both unique to the family and universally recognisable.

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