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y Dying in the First Person single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Samuel and Morgan are twin brothers separated by several oceans. Once, when they were children, they shared a family, a childhood, and a secret imaginary world that had a language of its own: Nahum. But that was decades ago, before Morgan became a wanderer whose only contact with his brother was the Nahum stories, and before Samuel became his brother’s translator.

'When Morgan unexpectedly passes away in the Netherlands, the woman he was living with –the mysterious Ana – agrees to accompany his body, and his final Nahum story, home to Australia. What she carries home to Samuel is not just a manuscript, but a startling revelation.

'In gorgeous and incisive prose, Sulway conjures a haunting, moving story of the complex relationships and allegiances of family life, of silence and memory, and the power of words and the imagination to transform everything.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For my fathers,

    Brian Sulway (1935-1973)

    Ken Keys (1929-)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2016 .
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      Extent: 298p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 May 2016.
      ISBN: 9780994395832

Works about this Work

Review : Dying in the First Person LS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14 May 2016;

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
No Man Is an Island Angus Dalton (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 30-31)
'Creative writing lecturer Nike Sulway invented her own language during the early stages of creating her latest novel, Dying in the First Person. She talks with Angus Dalton about how the novel transitioned from fantasy into the real world, the fascinating bond between twins, and the strange land of Nahum.'
Mixed Roots Shannon Burns , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 384 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
'During boyhood, Samuel and his twin brother, Morgan, invent and in a sense inhabit a world and language called 'Nahum'. Years later – after a family tragedy and long separation – Morgan is a celebrated novelist, while Samuel makes a living translating his brother's fiction from Nahum into English.' (Introduction)
Dying to Speak Rachel Hennessy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 20 no. 2 2016;

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
Review : Dying in the First Person LS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14 May 2016;

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
Mixed Roots Shannon Burns , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 384 2016; (p. 51)

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
'During boyhood, Samuel and his twin brother, Morgan, invent and in a sense inhabit a world and language called 'Nahum'. Years later – after a family tragedy and long separation – Morgan is a celebrated novelist, while Samuel makes a living translating his brother's fiction from Nahum into English.' (Introduction)
Dying to Speak Rachel Hennessy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 20 no. 2 2016;

— Review of Dying in the First Person Nike Sulway 2016 single work novel
No Man Is an Island Angus Dalton (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 30-31)
'Creative writing lecturer Nike Sulway invented her own language during the early stages of creating her latest novel, Dying in the First Person. She talks with Angus Dalton about how the novel transitioned from fantasy into the real world, the fascinating bond between twins, and the strange land of Nahum.'
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