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The Glad Shout, Robinson,  Alice
The Glad Shout
Alice Robinson

Hardback $32.99 - Affirm Press
Fiction - Published: 26/Feb/2019 - ISBN: 9781925712650

An extraordinary narrative framed around a natural disaster, this is a deeply moving homage to motherhood and the struggles faced by women in difficult times. After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take drastic action.

THE GLAD SHOUT is an extraordinary novel of rare depth and texture. Told in a starkly visual and compelling narrative, this is a deeply moving homage to motherhood and the struggles faced by women in difficult times. Alice Robinson earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne and a PhD in Creative Writing at Victoria University, where she was awarded both a university scholarship and the Vice Chancellor's Award for Research. Her fiction, essays and reviews have been published widely, including in She Sheds (Affirm Press) and in literary journals such as Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Arena, TEXT, Fireflies and Meanjin. Alice's debut novel, Anchor Point, was long listed for the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book Awards (debut fiction), and named one of 25 best Bookclub books in The Herald Sun. The Glad Shout is her second novel. An extraordinary narrative framed around a natural disaster, this is a deeply moving homage to motherhood and the struggles faced by women in difficult times.

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