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Kathryn speaks to ABC Nightlife about ‘Storm and Grace’

Anna MacDonald reviewed Storm and Grace in the Australian Book Review, writing:

“Like Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things (2015), it is an indictment of the complicity of the media and other forms of representation – film, chick lit, ‘[a]ll that Fifty Shades shit’ – in setting standards of women’s behaviour, especially as it pertains to romantic love…. What distinguishes Storm and Grace is its narrative voice and reliance upon mythological forms of storytelling. This book is about the stories we tell ourselves and others… most inventive… the story is told by a chorus of vengeful, Fury-like sirens, women who have suffered violently at the hands of men, and who imbue the story of Grace and Storm’s relationship with a sense of foreboding. These women lend the novel its narrative depth. Their siren song is a warning of the threat of gendered violence, but also, and perhaps most importantly, of the potentially lethal consequences of the kind of romantic love represented in this book….Storm and Grace, which should be read as employing (romantic) tropes in order to expose them for what they are: dangerous harbingers of terrible love.”

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The Guardian on Storm and Grace for their February round up

“Publisher Allen & Unwin has tagged Kathryn Heyman’s latest book a “literary thriller” but don’t expect a genre-bound police procedural. Heyman’s serious literary ability takes precedence in this story about male power and violence set in the curious world of free-diving… Heyman drives an utterly compelling narrative towards a shocking ending.” read it here …… Continue Reading

Louise Swinn reviews Storm and Grace in The Guardian

“Many other stories live in the subcutaneous levels of Storm and Grace, Kathryn Heyman’s ominous, luminous sixth novel…. Right now, we need a better understanding of the narrative of abuse – how it can start and how it continues, as well as the headlines we see all too often telling us how it ends. In… Continue Reading

‘Storm and Grace’ in The Saturday Paper

“Mesmerising… Inspired..shows how aesthetic ambition and political agenda can be simultaneously realised… Storm and Grace is at once romance and anti-romance, a melodrama and a parody, a story that seduces you and a story that shocks you into critical thinking. It is the kind of feminist work about domestic violence that Australian literary culture might have hoped… Continue Reading

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