Noted Australian author Susan Hawthorne creates a desert odyssey as she interweaves the emotional and physical journeys of her central characters. In doing so she has written a powerful exploration of myth and place, survival and self. Through Stella's experience and struggles of epilepsy, Susan Hawthorne also offers a rare and extraordinary insight into the mystery of a condition all but ignored by modern literature. Set in a living, chameleon landscape, "The Falling Woman" is laced with startling allegory and imagery intertwining the worlds the science and spirituality, creating a psychological narrative of power and originality.
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(130mm x 200mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Spinifex Press
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Author Biography - Susan Hawthorne
Susan Hawthorne is a poet, novelist, aerialist, political activist and author of ten books. She grew up on a farm in rural New South Wales. She has degrees in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit as well as in Philosophy, and a PhD in Political Science and Women's Studies from the University of Melbourne. In 2009, Susan was an Asialink Literature Resident at the University of Madras, India and is Adjunct Professor in the Writing Program at James Cook University, Townsville and an ASA Mentor. Susan is Director of Spinifex Press and has played a leading role among independent Australian publishers in innovative and eBook publishing.