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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Georgia Beaumont is 24 when she boards a ship for Australia. Behind her is South Africa, the homeland she loves but can no longer endure. Bitterbloom tells the story of the delicate balance between escape and feelings of guilt and loss; of Georgia's shattering relationships with two men who come close to destroying her. In a passionate and often devastating emotional journey, Georgia must come to terms with her past before she can find peace in a new and hostile land. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Joan, Vic, Mark and Sarah.
  • Author's note: This book is not about post-liberation South Africa. It is about the scars that still inhabit the psyches of the great mass of white South Africa. To deny the presence of these scars, set in place by decades of hate, fear, self-righteousness, hypocrisy and self-loathing, is to speak an untruth. Who knows how long the process of healing may take to be complete.
  • Epigraph: Fear like so many things is a habit. If you live with fear for a long time you become fearful. Suu Kyi

    In After-Times

    In after-times. what will they call us, our kind, our time-

    who lived long ago far south of the sun, in an alien land,

    who lived lonelier and lonelier the loneliness of things;...

    1978

    From: Poems 1977-1982 by Stephen Watson (Cape Town: Bateleur, 1983.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1991 .
      Extent: 279p.
      ISBN: 0855614161

Works about this Work

Bicultural Fiction and the Post-Colonial Susan Beinart , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , September no. 15 (English) 2003; (p. 32-41)
A Gripping Story of Commitment Veronica Sen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best Picture Barry Hill 1988 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel ; The Ivory Swing Janette Turner Hospital 1982 single work novel
Exploring the Paths of Memory Peter Hutchings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 June 1991; (p. 47)

— Review of Wounding of the Light Cynthia Blanche 1991 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel ; Playback Philip Salom 1991 single work novel
New Names Make an Impression Monica Carroll , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 20 July 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Wounding of the Light Cynthia Blanche 1991 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Off the Shelf Pamela Ruskin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 30 August vol. 57 no. 48 1991; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Autumn Noel Beddoe 1991 single work novel ; Patrick White : A Life David Marr 1991 single work biography ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Homeland Lost and Found Giles Hugo , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 25 May 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Scars that Remain as Baggage David Owen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1991; (p. 8)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
So Why Did You Come? Mike van Niekerk , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 133 1991; (p. 39,43)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
A Gripping Story of Commitment Veronica Sen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 1991; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best Picture Barry Hill 1988 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel ; The Ivory Swing Janette Turner Hospital 1982 single work novel
Exploring the Paths of Memory Peter Hutchings , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 June 1991; (p. 47)

— Review of Wounding of the Light Cynthia Blanche 1991 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel ; Playback Philip Salom 1991 single work novel
New Names Make an Impression Monica Carroll , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 20 July 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Wounding of the Light Cynthia Blanche 1991 single work novel ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Off the Shelf Pamela Ruskin , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 30 August vol. 57 no. 48 1991; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Autumn Noel Beddoe 1991 single work novel ; Patrick White : A Life David Marr 1991 single work biography ; Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Homeland Lost and Found Giles Hugo , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 25 May 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Scars that Remain as Baggage David Owen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1991; (p. 8)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
So Why Did You Come? Mike van Niekerk , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 133 1991; (p. 39,43)

— Review of Bitterbloom Alison Stewart 1991 single work novel
Bicultural Fiction and the Post-Colonial Susan Beinart , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kalimat : An International Periodical of English and Arabic Creative Writing , September no. 15 (English) 2003; (p. 32-41)
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