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A Father’s Day tragedy: what exactly happened when a car plunged into a reservoir in Australia in 2005?

A review of This House of Grief by Helen Garner recounts how an ex-husband exacted the ultimate revenge

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

7 March 2015

9:00 AM

This House of Grief Helen Garner

Tent Publishing, pp.288, £12.99

When Helen Garner, an award-winning Australian author, first saw the TV news images of the car being dragged out of the water, she uttered a prayer: ‘Oh Lord, let this be an accident.’ A strange, pessimistic, almost paranoid prayer. A car had swerved off a dark highway outside her hometown of Geelong, Australia, and plunged into a reservoir.Why

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