|Hot Flashes (1987) [Novel]|
by Barbara Raskin
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(From the publisher):
Hot Flashes captures a unique era through its portrayal of four unforgettable women: Sukie, Joanne, Elaine, Diana. Their dreams were a mirror of an America in transition, reflecting a turbulent time. Born when FDR was president, teenagers in the fifties when sex was a sin, young women in the turbulent '60s, they now have children as old as they were when JFK was shot, Vietnam began and Movements and Liberation swept them into a new age. And their lives are changing yet again.
It's a hot, humid summer in Washington, D.C., and Sukie, the best and brightest of the group, has suddenly died. As the three friends gather for her funeral, they discover themselves again, and a Sukie they never knew. For they find her private journal, a diary so intimate, so explosive, they can bear to read only bits at a time. The insights of Sukie's diary, her passion and pain, are shattering, yet bring the three closer than they've been in years. And as their men arrive, brilliant, incendiary flashes begin.
It is a weekend of drama, challenge and revelation. These strong, sexually vibrant women discover what it is they want, fight for what they need, the friendship of women, the love of a man of their own, and, perhaps most importantly of all, a sense of meaning to what has happened, and still will happen, to the women of their time.
Original title: Hot Flashes
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction→ Feminist
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Midlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery