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y The Following single work   novel   thriller  
  • Author: Roger McDonald http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/mcdonald-roger
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Years ago, in a midnight encounter beside the railroad tracks, a young boy meets a stranger with a powerful secret, a gift of uncanny understanding and a talent for knots. From this encounter, Marcus Friendly's ideas of himself take shape as he rises to become Australia's sixteenth Prime Minister. The night he dies, a shadow, ‘thin as a scythe', is there to collect him when he falls. Another young boy, Ross Devlin, witnesses the event.

'Ross eventually finds himself on an outback station working for Kyle Morrison, son of Australia's most famous poet, ‘The Bounder'. Kyle suddenly needs help to undo a knot of his own, and a young union organiser, Max Petersen, steps in to right an old injustice.

'Now, after years in parliament, Max Petersen, the inheritor of the Marcus Friendly tradition in more ways than one, awaits a call from the PM for the ministry he craves. Around him, a crisis among friends and family is unfolding, and everyone is forced to confront the legacy they have inherited, their influence in a changing world and what follows on after them.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    'For hope grew round me, like the twining vine,

    And fruits, and foliage, not my own, seemed mine.'

    – S.T. Coleridge

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 263p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 2 September 2013.
      ISBN: 9781742759913 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Review : The Following Paul Plisiewicz , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 521-522)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
He's a Working Class Fan Stella Clarke , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
A Paen for Lost Labor Values A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
A Three-Part Puzzle A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013;
A Bush Haiku Leading to a Wonderful Conclusion Mark Thomas , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 November 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
Men Haunted by Prophesies of Greatness Daniel Herborn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 December 2013; (p. 13) The Sunday Age , 1 December 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
He's a Working Class Fan Stella Clarke , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
A Paen for Lost Labor Values A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
A Bush Haiku Leading to a Wonderful Conclusion Mark Thomas , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 November 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 September 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
Men Haunted by Prophesies of Greatness Daniel Herborn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 December 2013; (p. 13) The Sunday Age , 1 December 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
Review : The Following Paul Plisiewicz , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 521-522)

— Review of The Following Roger McDonald 2013 single work novel
A Three-Part Puzzle A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 September 2013;
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