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 ‘Memories of the Alamo’ 1929 © RISD
Heat Lightning
HELEN HULL
Amy Norton comes home for a week’s visit to her hometown in Michigan. It is 1930. Having been away for a long time, she is able to observe her female relations and to see that ‘each of them lived true to her own code, without conflict or rebellion. And I – I don’t know what my code is.’ Yet, over the course of the sultry summer week, with flashes of lightning never far away, she starts to understand herself better and to have a new insight into her life and the lives of her relations. Kate Saunders said in The Times: ‘The elegant Perseph- one imprint has unearthed an absolute jewel. Heat Lightning – first published in 1932 and uncannily foreshadowing Jonathan Franzen’s contemporary classic The Corrections – is sublime.’ It was Helen Hull’s sixth book and was a Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.
PREFACE BY PATRICIA MCCLELLAND MILLER
 PERSEPHONE BOOKS CATALOGUE
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 A house in Michigan, photograph taken from A Field Guide to American Houses by V and L McAlester (1984)
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