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The Hottest Night of the Century: Stories

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Paperback, 125 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Cane Hill Press
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Fi Michell
'The Hottest Night of the Century' is a series of short stories written by Australian author Glenda Adams and published in 1979. Each story shows the isolation of its female protagonist from the world, resulting from aspects of the fact she is a woman: expectations, attitudes, powerlessness, marriage and so forth. This could make the collection bleak, but I found it a pleasure to read for the inventiveness and wit within the stories, and for Glenda Adam's exquisite prose.

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Elaine Searle
This collection has a rather wistful tone but i love Adam's style of writing with spare, short sentences and her way of showing you the protagonist 's feelings, rather than telling you.
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