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'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.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
      Edition info: Paperback edition released 14 July 2020
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 February 2019.

      ISBN: 9781925712650

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Works about this Work

What I’m Reading Enza Gandolfo , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
That Sinking Feeling as the Tide Rolls In Thuy On , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 March 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of The Glad Shout Alice Robinson , 2019 single work novel

'You can gauge the success of a genre when its shorthand enters the zeitgeist. For a few years now, “cli-fi” has been growing as writers harness the devastating possibilities of climate change as a backbone for their fiction.' (Introduction)

Nervous Nostalgia Melissa Thorne , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2019;

— Review of The Glad Shout Alice Robinson , 2019 single work novel ; A Constant Hum Alice Bishop , 2019 selected work short story

'A Constant Hum (2019) by Alice Bishop and The Glad Shout (2019) by Alice Robinson are new Australian additions to the burgeoning genre of climate fiction – or cli-fi. They depict the impact of a natural disaster – fire and flood – precipitated by climate change. It is the human consequences of such events that are the core of each book. The stories are set in areas around Melbourne where the two authors have lived. Both are narrated in the present tense. Both titles refer to sound: a low reverberation and a rallying cry, which set the tone for each text. Neither book makes comfortable reading. The questions Bishop and Robinson ask are linked: could these disasters have been prevented? But more importantly, how do we keep going?'  (Introduction)

Motherhood : Where Science Meets Fiction Alice Robinson , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2019;

'For the first time in history, this past Australian summer has registered temperatures in excess of two degrees above long-term averages. You don’t need to be well versed in climate science to know that this is not good news – and you don’t need to look very hard to glean this information.'  (Introduction)

Elegy and Warning Jane Rawson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 410 2019; (p. 43)

'Unusually for literary fiction, Alice Robinson’s The Glad Shoutopens right in the thick of the action:

Jostled and soaked, copping an elbow to her ribs, smelling wet wool and sweat and the stony creek scent of damp concrete, Isobel grips Shaun’s cold fingers and clamps Matilda to her hip, terrified of losing them in the roiling crowd.

'Isobel and her family are escaping a terrible flood that has destroyed Melbourne. Holed up in a stadium – perhaps the MCG – Isobel has no idea what is left of her beachside home or whether there are any plans for anyone to help her or the hundreds of other evacuees now trying to survive amid the bleachers.'  (Introduction)

Books Roundup : Witches, This Young Monster, The Glad Shout Ellen Cregan , Sonia Nair , Jackie Tang , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , March 2019;

— Review of The Glad Shout Alice Robinson , 2019 single work novel
Nervous Nostalgia Melissa Thorne , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2019;

— Review of The Glad Shout Alice Robinson , 2019 single work novel ; A Constant Hum Alice Bishop , 2019 selected work short story

'A Constant Hum (2019) by Alice Bishop and The Glad Shout (2019) by Alice Robinson are new Australian additions to the burgeoning genre of climate fiction – or cli-fi. They depict the impact of a natural disaster – fire and flood – precipitated by climate change. It is the human consequences of such events that are the core of each book. The stories are set in areas around Melbourne where the two authors have lived. Both are narrated in the present tense. Both titles refer to sound: a low reverberation and a rallying cry, which set the tone for each text. Neither book makes comfortable reading. The questions Bishop and Robinson ask are linked: could these disasters have been prevented? But more importantly, how do we keep going?'  (Introduction)

That Sinking Feeling as the Tide Rolls In Thuy On , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 March 2019; (p. 25)

— Review of The Glad Shout Alice Robinson , 2019 single work novel

'You can gauge the success of a genre when its shorthand enters the zeitgeist. For a few years now, “cli-fi” has been growing as writers harness the devastating possibilities of climate change as a backbone for their fiction.' (Introduction)

Elegy and Warning Jane Rawson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 410 2019; (p. 43)

'Unusually for literary fiction, Alice Robinson’s The Glad Shoutopens right in the thick of the action:

Jostled and soaked, copping an elbow to her ribs, smelling wet wool and sweat and the stony creek scent of damp concrete, Isobel grips Shaun’s cold fingers and clamps Matilda to her hip, terrified of losing them in the roiling crowd.

'Isobel and her family are escaping a terrible flood that has destroyed Melbourne. Holed up in a stadium – perhaps the MCG – Isobel has no idea what is left of her beachside home or whether there are any plans for anyone to help her or the hundreds of other evacuees now trying to survive amid the bleachers.'  (Introduction)

Motherhood : Where Science Meets Fiction Alice Robinson , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2019;

'For the first time in history, this past Australian summer has registered temperatures in excess of two degrees above long-term averages. You don’t need to be well versed in climate science to know that this is not good news – and you don’t need to look very hard to glean this information.'  (Introduction)

What I’m Reading Enza Gandolfo , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
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