Nic and Lena

Emily Maguire’s new novel on class and care
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May 2021, no. 431
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Love Objects by Emily Maguire

Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 400 pp

Nic and Lena

Emily Maguire’s new novel on class and care
by
May 2021, no. 431
Emily Maguire (photograph by Sarah Wilson)
Emily Maguire (photograph by Sarah Wilson)

At the core of Love Objects, Emily Maguire’s sixth novel, is a delicate exploration of the responsibility that comes with love and what it means to care for others in both the emotional and practical senses of the word. The book’s protagonist, Nic, is a caustic but kind-hearted woman, positioned, in many ways, so as to be overlooked by the world. Middle-aged, childless, and living alone in her childhood home, she works as a cashier in a low-end department store. She is the kind of woman who often becomes invisible in our society, so it seems fitting that she has an affinity for the forgotten and the overlooked.

Fiona Wright reviews 'Love Objects' by Emily Maguire

Love Objects

by Emily Maguire

Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 400 pp

Buy this book

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