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Hichens, Joanne

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Works: 14 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 1,300 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PZ7, 823.92
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Publications about Joanne Hichens
Publications by Joanne Hichens
Most widely held works by Joanne Hichens
The bed book of short stories ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The bed, dressed in hand sewn quilt or threadbare blanket, may in and of itself be memorable, but it is what happens in the bed - the sex and lovemaking, the dreams, the reading, the nightmares, the rest, giving birth and dying - which give "bed" special meaning. Whether a bed is shared with a book, a child, a pet or a partner, whether lovers lie in ecstasy or indifference, whether "bed" relates to intimacy or betrayal, it is memories and recollections of "bed", in whatever form, which have triggered the writing of these thirty stories by women from southern Africa. Well known writers Joanne Fedler, Sarah Lotz, Arja Salafranca, Rosemund Handler and Liesl Jobson will delight, but you will discover here new writers from Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia and Zambia, each with a unique voice as they cast light on the intimate lives of women living in this part of the world and the possibilities that are both available to and denied them. The Bed Book of short stories - some quirky and tender, others traumatic or macabre - is the perfect companion to take to bed with you, to keep you reading long into the night
Stained by Joanne Hitchens( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"In a poor district on the outskirts of Cape Town, Grace lives with her adoptive mother, Martha. Of mixed race, Grace dreams about what her unknown, natural mother might be like, fantasizes about finding her, and is plagued by an intense sense of dislocation. Rebelling against her adoptive mother's smothering influence, Grace turns to close friend Shardonnay and her sister, Crystal. In contrast, Crystal is a teenage mum and has had to drop out of school, bitter that her future has been decided by one mistake. Tired of being the responsible example, Grace hits the nightclubs with the younger, mixed-up, pop-idols crazy Shardonnay. All the while, though, she keeps a protective eye on Crystal. Is the baby, Ricardo, the reason Crystal suffers black moods and anger? Or is there a deeper problem? In the wake of searing tragedy, Grace finally comes to understand the qualities that make a caring and decent mother. Stained is a real page-turner. Gritty, honest, and hard-hitting, it is packed with drama and emotion from one page to the next. Prior to being developed for the Cutting Edge series, it was short-listed for the Sanlam Award for Youth Literature in South Africa. Stained is part of the Cutting Edge series: fast-paced, quick reads for teens and young adults looking for fiction which chimes with their perspective on life"--Publisher's website
Out to score by Mike Nicol( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Abalone wars in the Cape in this page-turner
Bad company : stories of intrique, suspense and thrills ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Bloody satisfied : short. sharp. stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
" ... a collection of thrilling twist-in-the-tale stories that make good on the 'Bloody Satisfied' promise : slick and sexy stories that brim with danger and elements of the sinister ; sophisticated stories that focus on the subtler crimes of everyday life ; smart stories that invert expectations and linger in the mind. An anthology of established authors and rising talents, this is South African short story writing at its best."--Back cover
Divine justice : a Rae Valentine mystery by Joanne Hichens( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Adults only : short, sharp, stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Incredible journey : stories that move you ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Welcome to Incredible Journey, a collection of stories to take you on a uniquely South African trip - whether a road trip or mind trip; whether it's a Nissan Skyline, on the London Underground or by Styx-like ferry on the Wild Coast of the future." -- Back cover
Sweet life by Joanne Hichens( Article )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
The bed book of short stories ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Undertow by Joanne Hichens( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Miranda Friend, a therapist at a Cape Town psychiatric hospital, wants to reverse herself from the cul-de-sac of her life. At thirty, she is in a dead-end relationship and is working in a hospital which is struggling under new management
Undertow by Joanne Hichens( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Undertow by Joanne Hichens( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Goodnight, sleep tight by Joanne Hichens( Article )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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