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Issue Details: First known date: 2024... 2024 Thunderhead
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'A black comedy, set in suburbia, about one woman’s struggle to be free.

'When Winona Dalloway begins her day — in the peaceful early hours before her children, that ‘tiny tornado of little hands and feet’, wake up — she doesn’t know that by the end of it, everything in her world will have changed.

'On the outside, Winona is a seemingly unremarkable young mother: unobtrusive, quietly going about her tasks. But within is a vivid, chaotic self, teeming with voices — a mind both wild and precise.

'And meanwhile, a storm is brewing …' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Author's note: For Samson and for Griffin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2024 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 160p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 April 2024
      ISBN: 9781761380396
Form: audiobook
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
      c
      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      W. F. Howes ,
      2024 .
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      Extent: 3 hrs and 33 minsp.
      Note/s:
      • Published 3 April 2024

Works about this Work

Book Review : Thunderhead, Miranda Darling Catherine C Turner , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , May 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, this novella explores coercive control.' 

Exposing the Bleak Heart of the Australian Dream Antonella Gambotto , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15 June 2024; (p. 20)

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel
A Wealthy Housewife Longs to Go Wild, in a Brilliant Riff on Virginia Woolf Deborah Pike , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 24 June 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'A storm is brewing, both literal and metaphoric, in “the suburbs of the east”. In a burst of poetic and darkly humorous prose, Miranda Darling’s Thunderhead unleashes the turbulent interior life of its protagonist, Winona Dalloway, onto the page.'

Miranda Darling : Thunderhead Ann Skea , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel
Spiral of Silence : Homage to Mrs Dalloway Cassandra Atherton , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 463 2024; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'A feminist triumph and homage to Virginia Woolf, Miranda Darling’s Thunderhead is a potent exploration of suburban entrapment for women. The novella opens with a complex satire of Ian McEwan’s response to Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway (1925) in his novel Saturday (2005). All three books are set over the course of a single day, where the intricacies of both the quotidian and extraordinary occur. In this novella’s opening paragraphs, Darling’s protagonist, Winona Dalloway, wakes to see the sky ablaze through her window. While ‘it is dawn in the suburbs of the east’ – rather than a burning plane, evoking 9/11 terrorism, as in McEwan’s novel – she believes it ‘telegraphs a warning, red sky in the morning’. This refers to the opening of Mrs Dalloway, where Clarissa Dalloway feels, ‘standing there at the open window, that something awful was about to happen’.' (Introduction)

Spiral of Silence : Homage to Mrs Dalloway Cassandra Atherton , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 463 2024; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'A feminist triumph and homage to Virginia Woolf, Miranda Darling’s Thunderhead is a potent exploration of suburban entrapment for women. The novella opens with a complex satire of Ian McEwan’s response to Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway (1925) in his novel Saturday (2005). All three books are set over the course of a single day, where the intricacies of both the quotidian and extraordinary occur. In this novella’s opening paragraphs, Darling’s protagonist, Winona Dalloway, wakes to see the sky ablaze through her window. While ‘it is dawn in the suburbs of the east’ – rather than a burning plane, evoking 9/11 terrorism, as in McEwan’s novel – she believes it ‘telegraphs a warning, red sky in the morning’. This refers to the opening of Mrs Dalloway, where Clarissa Dalloway feels, ‘standing there at the open window, that something awful was about to happen’.' (Introduction)

Miranda Darling : Thunderhead Ann Skea , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel
A Wealthy Housewife Longs to Go Wild, in a Brilliant Riff on Virginia Woolf Deborah Pike , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 24 June 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'A storm is brewing, both literal and metaphoric, in “the suburbs of the east”. In a burst of poetic and darkly humorous prose, Miranda Darling’s Thunderhead unleashes the turbulent interior life of its protagonist, Winona Dalloway, onto the page.'

Exposing the Bleak Heart of the Australian Dream Antonella Gambotto , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15 June 2024; (p. 20)

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel
Book Review : Thunderhead, Miranda Darling Catherine C Turner , 2024 single work review
— Appears in: ArtsHub , May 2024;

— Review of Thunderhead Miranda Darling , 2024 single work novel

'Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, this novella explores coercive control.' 

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