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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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The compartments in our father's life were not the separations he needed to build to preserve his sanity. They were his sanity. When he fell in love... when he fell to the abjection he deserved, the walls began dissolving. And once the walls came down between all three, or now four, of his lives, so did every other retaining wall - between past and present, present and future, self- and non-self, dream and wakefulness. The walls were his sanity. Love had driven him mad....

'This is the story of John Wonder, a man with three families, each one kept secret from the other, each one containing two children, a boy and a girl, each called Adam and Evie. As he travels from family to family in different cities, he works as an Authenticator, verifying world records, confirming facts, setting things straight, while his own life is a teetering tower of breathtaking lies and betrayals...

'This is a stunning novel that again and spectacularly confirms Malcolm Knox as one of our brightest stars, an imaginative tour de force that ranks alongside the best work of Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Amis, David Ireland and Peter Carey. '

'The Guardian famously wrote of Malcolm, 'If Winton is an aria, Knox is early Rolling Stones', but this time around he's got the orchestra along as well and every single note rings deep and rich and true. This bedtime story told by children to adults is jaw-droppingly original, breathtakingly audacious and dazzlingly accomplished... ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Jane Palfreyman
  • Other formats: Also large print.

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 , 2015 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 373p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1st May 2015
      ISBN: 9781760112509; 9781760291129

Works about this Work

All so Afraid, All so Alone Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 April 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Malcolm Knox Marc McEvoy , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 30-31)
When Worlds Collide Playing Happy Families until Three Separate Worlds Collide A. P. Riemer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9-10 May 2015; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 9 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Review : The Wonder Lover LS , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 25 April 2015;

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 May 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of Coming Rain Stephen Daisley 2015 single work novel ; The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
High-Wire Kevin Rabalais , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Book Review : The Wonder Lover Judith Grace , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 42)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Thrice Hitched to Allegory Sunil Badami , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , August 2015;

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Books 2015 #1 AF , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19 December 2015;
All so Afraid, All so Alone Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 April 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
When Worlds Collide Playing Happy Families until Three Separate Worlds Collide A. P. Riemer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9-10 May 2015; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 9 May 2015; (p. 15)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Review : The Wonder Lover LS , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 25 April 2015;

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 May 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of Coming Rain Stephen Daisley 2015 single work novel ; The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
High-Wire Kevin Rabalais , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Book Review : The Wonder Lover Judith Grace , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 42)

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Thrice Hitched to Allegory Sunil Badami , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , August 2015;

— Review of The Wonder Lover Malcolm Knox 2015 single work novel
Malcolm Knox Marc McEvoy , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 30-31)
Books 2015 #1 AF , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19 December 2015;
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