Author(s): Susan Johnson
"That afternoon in the small bedroom the light was blue. The curtains were cream and blew softly in the wind. There was a cry, far off, almost out of earshot. There was a man in my bed and I did not know how he got there." A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on one hundred moments from a lifetime's sensual adventures. After the love, hatred and despair are done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel from one of Australia's premier writers. Lyrical and exquisite, My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love.
A woman on the eve of her fiftieth birthday reflects on her life in the extraordinary, beautiful and shocking new novel from one of Australia's premier novelists.
Shortlisted for Queensland Literary Awards: Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year 2013 and Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award 2013 and APA Design Awards: Penguin Books Australia Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book 2013. Long-listed for Nita B. Kibble Award 2013.
'Confronting the inevitable desiccation of her ageing body, a woman reflects on her life as an erotic adventurer, and through these vivid stories of the flesh, a mind and a soul emerge in full. Susan Johnson is a writer in her prime, and her most enduring love affair is with language itself. ' - Geraldine Brooks. 'My Hundred Lovers is a remarkable achievement, a genuine masterpiece of sensuality and an absorbing and very personal experience.' - Chris Flynn, Meanjin.
Susan Johnson's books include the novels Flying Lessons, A Big Life, the memoir A Better Woman, Hungry Ghosts, Messages from Chaos, Womenlovesex (editor and contributor), Life in Seven Mistakes and The Broken Book.