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The Hottest Night of the Century: Stories

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Paperback, 125 pages
Published December 31st 1989 by Cane Hill Press
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Fi Michell
Sep 24, 2012 Fi Michell rated it really liked it
'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.

The stories harmonise w
Elaine Searle
Oct 14, 2013 Elaine Searle rated it really liked it
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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Glenda Emilie Adams (née Felton; 30 December 1939 – 11 July 2007) was an Australian novelist and short story writer, probably best known as the winner of the 1987 Miles Franklin Award for Dancing on Coral. She was a teacher of creative writing, and helped develop writing programs.

Adams' work is found in her own books and short story collections, in numerous short story anthologies, and in journals
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