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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Your father. His head is a ghost trap. It's all he can do to open his mouth without letting them all howl out. Even so, you can still see them, sliding around the dark behind his eyes …

'It is New Year's Eve, 1990, and Ru's father has disappeared again. Haunted by the horrors of the Vietnam War, Jack has been an erratic – and at times violent – presence in his family's life. Meanwhile, Ru's sister, Lani, is constantly fighting with their mother, both suffocated by the small country town where they live. And then there's Les, Jack's brother, destined to be on the periphery, but harbouring his own desires.

'As each of the five reckons with the past, what emerges is an incandescent portrait of one family forever scarred by war. Tender, brutal, and heart-stopping in its beauty, A Loving, Faithful Animal is a hypnotic novel by one of Australia's brightest talents.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For N.
  • Epigraph:

    Here's the house with childhood

    whittled down to a single red tripwire.

    Don't worry. Just call it horizon

    & you'll never reach it.

    Here's today. Jump.

    –Ocean Vuong

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 200p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 29/02/2016
      ISBN: 9780702253966, 9780702256998, 9780702257001, 9780702257018

Works about this Work

The Past Makes Its Presence Felt … at Home Ronnie Scott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
Trauma's Lengthening Shadows Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14-15 May 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 May 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
A Loving, Faithful Animal Review: Josephine Rowe's Concise Style Has Power Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
'Some stories require more space than others. This is what the Australian author Josephine Rowe discovered when she started writing about Ru, a young girl living in a fractured family more familiar with trauma than what's for dinner that night and whose turn it is to take the rubbish out. ...'
Defiance Kate Holden , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 381 2016; (p. 56)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
The Past Makes Its Presence Felt … at Home Ronnie Scott , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
Trauma's Lengthening Shadows Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14-15 May 2016; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 May 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
A Loving, Faithful Animal Review: Josephine Rowe's Concise Style Has Power Emma Young , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 14 May 2016;

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
'Some stories require more space than others. This is what the Australian author Josephine Rowe discovered when she started writing about Ru, a young girl living in a fractured family more familiar with trauma than what's for dinner that night and whose turn it is to take the rubbish out. ...'
Defiance Kate Holden , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 381 2016; (p. 56)

— Review of A Loving, Faithful Animal Josephine Rowe 2016 single work novel
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