The Falling Woman

Hawthorne, Susan (1992) The Falling Woman. Spinifex Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

One woman's journey into the heart's landscape is mirrored by a haunting desert odyssey in this novel told in three voices: Stella, Estella, and Estelle. The narration follows Stella from birth to age 29 as she confronts epilepsy, death, and lesbianism; Estella as she confronts the Australian desert and the metaphoric edge of her consciousness with her lover Olga; and Estelle, the timeless, mythical voice of women in different cultures and times sharing their stories that range from the mundane to the frightening. The final chapter draws all three voices together through an analogy of comets, snakes, and stars, in which Stella becomes Estella and Estelle and they move into a literal cosmic realm as one.

Item ID: 55649
Item Type: Book (Creative Work)
ISBN: 978-1-875559-04-6
Keywords: creative writing; lesbians; relationships; Australia
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1992, The Australian's Best Books of the Year 1992 Top Twenty Title, Listener Women’s Book Festival (NZ)

Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 01:24
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 100%
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