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y Leap single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Joe lives-despite himself. Driven by the need to atone for the neglect of a single tragic summer's night, he works at nothing jobs and, in his spare time, trains his body and mind to conquer the hostile environment that took his love and smashed up his future. So when a breathless girl turns up on the doorstep, why does he let her in? Isn't he done with love and hope?

'On the other side of the city, graphic designer Elise is watching her marriage bleed out. She retreats to the only place that holds any meaning for her-the tiger enclosure at the zoo-where, for reasons she barely understands, she starts to sketch the beautiful killers.

'Leap is a beautiful urban fairytale about human and animal nature, and the transformative power of grief. While at its heart is a searing absence, this haunting and addictive novel is propelled by an exhilarating life force, and the eternally hopeful promise of redemptive love.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For James
  • Epigraph:

    Love can do all but raise the Dead

    I doubt if even that

    From such a giant were withheld

    Were flesh equivalent


    But love is tired and must sleep,

    And hungry and must graze

    And so abets the shining Fleet

    Till it is out of gaze. –Emily Dickinson

    L’art du deplacement could be summarised in three words:

    Running—climbing—jumping.

    –Parkourpedia

  • 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 .
      5219724320021919509.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 328p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2015
      ISBN: 9781925266115

Works about this Work

Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2016 : Five Out of Nine Nominees Are Women Steph Harmon , single work column Includes The 2016 Miles Franklin longlist
Miles Franklin Shortlist Named 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 30 May 2016; (p. 5)
'The shortlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced in Sydney yesterday. ...'
Untangling the Tentacles of Grief Gretchen Shirm , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 May 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Review : Leap : Myfanwy Jones EA , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 May 2015;

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
The Subtle Post-mortems of Grief Great Leaps of Faith Michael McGirr , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2015; (p. 26) The Canberra Times , 13 June 2015; (p. 14) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 June 2015; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Review : Leap David Sornig , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 425 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Leap by Myfanwy Jones Lauren Cook , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 38)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Naama Amram Reviews 'Leap' by Myfanwy Jones Naama Amram , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 375 2015; (p. 70)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Untangling the Tentacles of Grief Gretchen Shirm , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 May 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Review : Leap : Myfanwy Jones EA , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 May 2015;

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
The Subtle Post-mortems of Grief Great Leaps of Faith Michael McGirr , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2015; (p. 26) The Canberra Times , 13 June 2015; (p. 14) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 June 2015; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Review : Leap David Sornig , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , July no. 425 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Leap by Myfanwy Jones Lauren Cook , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2015; (p. 38)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Naama Amram Reviews 'Leap' by Myfanwy Jones Naama Amram , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 375 2015; (p. 70)

— Review of Leap Myfanwy Jones 2015 single work novel
Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2016 : Five Out of Nine Nominees Are Women Steph Harmon , single work column Includes The 2016 Miles Franklin longlist
Miles Franklin Shortlist Named 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 30 May 2016; (p. 5)
'The shortlist for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award was announced in Sydney yesterday. ...'
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