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'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.

'... My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Simone Bocognano, with love and admiration.
  • Epigraph: If the body is not a thing, it is a situation... It is the instrument of our grasp upon the world. Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex.
  • Epigraph: My lovers suffocate me,

    Crowding my lips, thick in the pores of my skin,

    Jostling me through street and public halls, coming naked to me at night,

    Crying by day, Ahoy! From the rocks of the river, swinging and chirping over my head,

    Calling my name from flower-beds, vines, tangled underbrush,

    Lighting on every moment of my life... Walt Whitman 'Song of Myself.'

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 , 2012 .
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      Extent: 266p.
      ISBN: 9781741756357

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A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
Susan Johnson : My Hundred Lovers Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2012;

— Review of My Hundred Lovers Susan Johnson , 2012 single work novel
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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
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— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 July 2012; (p. 24)

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— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 May 2012; (p. 19)

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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 23)

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Books Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 June no. 885 2012; (p. 26)

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— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of My Hundred Lovers Susan Johnson , 2012 single work novel
Conversations from the Body Helen Greenwood , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19 May 2012; (p. 30-31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 May 2012; (p. 37)
Truth or Dare Susan Johnson , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 May 2012; (p. 10-12)

'Some novelist court strife by pilfering character traits and plotlines from friends and lovers - but how far is too far?' Susan Johnson.

Body Language Joanne Shiells (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 28)
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
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