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'World-famous free-diver Storm Hisray hits Grace Cain like a bolt from the blue. Instantly smitten, she abandons her life in the city to follow him to his idyllic Pacific island. There he teaches Grace the ways of the deep, and she learns to sink to unimaginable depths on one single breath. As their world narrows to the two of them, she learns, too, the dazzling pleasures of her body - but Storm hides as many secrets as the sea.

'Storm begins training Grace to be his new star, and life is blissful until a female diver is featured on the cover of Sports Weekly as 'The Mermaid of the Deep'. Storm starts pushing Grace further and further beyond her limits - both in and out of the water. As her resistance grows, Storm's temper takes a frightening turn and Grace fears she is in deeper - and more dangerous - water than she has ever imagined possible. With a secret of her own, Grace's fears grow to haunt her, even as she prepares for one last, desperate descent. Deeper than anyone has ever been before, this will be the death-defying moment which will make both of their careers. But is death ready to be defied?

'And now, a year after Grace's record, surrounded by the world's media, Storm prepares for the most important dive of his life. Narrated by a chorus of mesmerising sirens, Storm and Grace explores the dazzling thrill of the deep, and its dangers.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
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      Extent: 360p.
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      • Publication date: February 2017
      ISBN: 9781743313633

Works about this Work

Terrible Love Anna MacDonald , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 34)
‘Kathryn Heyman’s novel, Storm and Grace, joins the recent proliferation of fiction by Australian women that deals with intimate partner violence. Like Zoë Morrison’s Love and Freedom (2016), it depicts the development of an increasingly troubled and ultimately violent marriage, over the course of which a woman loses her sense of self. Like Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things (2015), it is an indictment of the complicity of the media and other forms of representation – film, chick lit, ‘[a]ll that Fifty Shades shit’ – in setting standards of women’s behaviour, especially as it pertains to romantic love.’ (Introduction)
Kathryn Heyman : 'You Know He's Dangerous, Why Are You Overriding Your Instincts?' Lucy Clark , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 20 February 2017;
'The Australian author’s Storm and Grace plumbs the dark territory of domestic violence she knows well, but she brings a fresh fury to her sixth novel.'
[Review Essay] Storm and Grace KN , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 February 2017;
'Kathryn Heyman’s Storm and Grace is essentially a novel about domestic violence, though you will find only veiled references to this subject in the recommendations on the book’s cover, which emphasise – somewhat disturbingly – the novel’s darkness and sexiness, and its exploration of the intimate link between love and death. This is disappointing, particularly in the light of what this ambitious and impressive book sets out to achieve. Storm and Grace is the story of a passionate and violent relationship, but it is also an original and compelling critique of what one of the characters bluntly describes as “all that Fifty Shades shit” (Introduction)
[Review Essay] Storm and Grace KN , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 11 February 2017;
'Kathryn Heyman’s Storm and Grace is essentially a novel about domestic violence, though you will find only veiled references to this subject in the recommendations on the book’s cover, which emphasise – somewhat disturbingly – the novel’s darkness and sexiness, and its exploration of the intimate link between love and death. This is disappointing, particularly in the light of what this ambitious and impressive book sets out to achieve. Storm and Grace is the story of a passionate and violent relationship, but it is also an original and compelling critique of what one of the characters bluntly describes as “all that Fifty Shades shit” (Introduction)
Kathryn Heyman : 'You Know He's Dangerous, Why Are You Overriding Your Instincts?' Lucy Clark , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 20 February 2017;
'The Australian author’s Storm and Grace plumbs the dark territory of domestic violence she knows well, but she brings a fresh fury to her sixth novel.'
Terrible Love Anna MacDonald , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 34)
‘Kathryn Heyman’s novel, Storm and Grace, joins the recent proliferation of fiction by Australian women that deals with intimate partner violence. Like Zoë Morrison’s Love and Freedom (2016), it depicts the development of an increasingly troubled and ultimately violent marriage, over the course of which a woman loses her sense of self. Like Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things (2015), it is an indictment of the complicity of the media and other forms of representation – film, chick lit, ‘[a]ll that Fifty Shades shit’ – in setting standards of women’s behaviour, especially as it pertains to romantic love.’ (Introduction)
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