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y Sleeping Dogs single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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The misanthropic, sadistic father of five children, ages 12 to 25, Griffin Willow runs a trailer park on his dilapidated farm in rural Australia. Isolated from all outside influences, even the neighboring small town, the Willow family has created its own oppressive, sheltered, and decaying world. Despite abuse from their father and a silent, withdrawn mother, all five children live at home and help run the trailer park. Twenty-three-year-old Michelle and her younger brother Jordan have found solace in an incestuous relationship, which they carefully conceal from their parents. When Bow Fox, an itinerant artist, comes to stay at the park, their 15-year-old brother, Oliver, accidently reveals their secret. So begins an agonizing, irreversible progression of violence and betrayal. (Source: Trove)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 1995 .
      Extent: 129p.
      ISBN: 0670860042
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Viking , 1995 .
      Extent: 129p.
      ISBN: 0670865036
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1997 .
      Extent: 129p.
      ISBN: 0140385355 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2016 .
      3700653494752586657.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 June 2016
      ISBN: 9780143574019
Alternative title: Hundene Sover
Language: Finnish

Works about this Work

The Troll under the Bridge : Should Australian Publishers of Young Adult Literature Act as Moral-Gatekeepers? Shivaun Plozza , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Special Issue Website Series , October no. 32 2015;

'In the world of Young Adult Literature, the perceived impact of certain texts on the moral, social and psychological development of its readers is a cause for debate. The question ‘what is suitable content for a pre-adult readership’ is one guaranteed to produce conflicting, polarising and impassioned responses. Within the context of this debate, the essay explores a number of key questions. Do publishers have a moral obligation to avoid certain topics or should they be pushing the boundaries of teen fiction further? Is it the role of the publisher to consider the impact of books they publish to a teenage audience? Should the potential impact of a book on its reader be considered ahead of a book’s potential to sell and make money? This article analyses criticism and praise for two ‘controversial’ Australian Young Adult books: Sonya Hartnett’s Sleeping Dogs (1997) and John Marsden’s Dear Miffy (1997). It argues that ‘issues-books’ are necessary to the development of teens, and publishers should continue to push the envelope of teen fiction while ensuring they make a concerted effort to produce quality, sensitive and challenging books for a teen market.'

Source: Abstract.

Books That Changed Me Nicole Trope Nicole Trope , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 June 2013; (p. 12)
Horrible and Beautiful Deborah Stevenson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , March/April vol. 89 no. 2 2013; (p. 29)
There's No Place Like Home Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 April 2012; (p. 18)
Fear, Voice, and the Environment in Sonya Hartnett's Forest and The Midnight Zoo Lesley Hawkes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 67-76)
'Subtle is not a word that is normally associated with Sonya Hartnett's style. Rather, she is known for her stark, bold approach. However, when it comes to the Australian environment, Hartnett is indeed subtle in her approach. Hartnett has set in play a new, almost posthumanist style of writing about the nonhuman. The Australian landscape and environment has always figured prominently in Australian literature for both adults and children but Hartnett has taken this writing in a totally different direction. This article looks at two of Hartnett's novels, Forest and The Midnight Zoo, and examines how Hartnett offers new and exciting avenues of thought regarding the place of humans in that environment.' (Author's abstract)
Anna Beth McCormack : Hartnett, Jinks and Honey Anna Beth McCormack , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 32 2010; (p. 19)
Her Dark Materials Nikki Barrowclough , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 26 February 2005; (p. 38-41)
Finding a Place Emilie Collyer , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 12 no. 1 2004; (p. 6-7)
Defining the Young Jennifer Moran , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 October 2004; (p. 7)
This article discusses the blurring of lines between adult and young adult literature.
Editor's Introduction: Always Facing the Issues - Preoccupations in Australian Children's Literature John Stephens , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lion and the Unicorn , April vol. 27 no. 2 2003; (p. v-xvii)
Second Look Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
The Writing Life Jane Sullivan , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 June 2002; (p. 7)
Untitled Martin Turner , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 3 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
All Our Christmases Come at Once: War, Peace and the 'Fin de Siecle' Heather Scutter , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 10 no. 3 2000; (p. 32-37)
Scutter examines a range of children's texts which are predominantly British, although a few American and Australian works are represented, including Gillian Rubinstein's Beyond the Labyrinth and Sonya Hartnett's Sleeping Dogs. Fascinated with representations of Christmas in children's fiction, Scutter argues that 'In many children's books...the mythos of Christmas forms a motif which sets a particular kind of family, child, nation and culture against the mythos of war' (32). Focusing on the fin de siecle, as characterised by 'tranformative millenialism, enervation and impotence' (32), she says 'The anxious enervation of our culture is marked not only by early rehearsal of ends of cycles, and of cultural rituals such as Christmas and Easter, but also the end of childhood to adolescent and young adulthood' (32). While there has been a shift in representations of Christmas, war and peace, Scutter concludes that the fin de siecle of children's texts continues to rely on a sense of apocolypse in what she views as as ongoing and 'anxious attempts to recuperate threatened cultural values' (36).
The Abject and the Oedipal in Sonya Hartnett's 'Sleeping Dogs' Joanne McPherson , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , December vol. 9 no. 3 1999; (p. 15-22)
McPherson explores how Sonya Hartnett's Sleeping Dogs reflects the binary positionality of Julia Kristeva's exposition of abjection and the Oedipal stage of a child's psycho-sexual development, through each of the text's characters, all of which embody the abject in some way (15). She begins with a consideration of Kristeva's theory of abjection, which 'maps the physical and psychical develoment of the subject from an abject borderline state' to its insertion within the symbolic order as a 'speaking subject' (15). She explains how the 'ability to take up a symbolic position as a social and speaking subject is predicated upon the subjects rejection of the borderline, the unpredicatable, the ambiguous and the unclean' (15). While the Oedipul drama in Sleeping Dogs concerns the son's love for the daughter/sister rather than the mother/lover, McPherson argues that fundamentally, the narrative reinforces the status quo of patriarchal dominance, particularly as 'the powerless and abject maternal stands in constant, inadequate opposition to the paternal rule governing the symbolic order' (21).
On Corrupting the Youth - A Reply to Jill Ireland Val Van Putten , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 41 no. 2 1997; (p. 7-9)
Val van Putten counters Jill Ireland's criticism of some of the books written for older readers shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Defining Children's Literature Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 189 1997; (p. 60)
Electr(a)ic Realism L. M. Rutherford , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 23-26)
Electr(a)ic Realism : Part 2 : Idealised Reality Joanne McPherson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 27-30)
Hope Schmope! Sonya Hartnett , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1997; (p. 11)
Second Look Peter Craven , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 June 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Untitled Martin Turner , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 3 2001; (p. 50)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Sequel to a Squire's Tale Beats a Record Field Laurie Copping , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 August 1996; (p. C10)

— Review of Pagan's Vows Catherine Jinks 1995 single work novel ; The First Book of Samuel Ursula Dubosarsky 1995 single work novel ; Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Older Readers Nicola Robinson , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , June vol. 75 no. 1070 1996; (p. 28,30)

— Review of Pagan's Vows Catherine Jinks 1995 single work novel ; Deucalion Brian Caswell 1995 single work novel ; The House on River Terrace James Moloney 1995 single work novel ; Getting Somewhere Jenny Pausacker 1995 single work novel ; The First Book of Samuel Ursula Dubosarsky 1995 single work novel ; Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Kids' Stuff Margaret Dunkle , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , April vol. 74 no. 1057 1995; (p. 44,46-47, 54)

— Review of Metal Skin Jocelyn Harewood 1995 single work novel ; Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel ; Restless : Stories of Flight and Fear Garry Disher 1995 selected work short story ; The First Day Sophie Masson 1995 single work novel
Pushing Boundaries Jenny Pausacker , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 171 1995; (p. 60)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Simple and Striking Katharine England , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 19 August 1995; (p. 13)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Rights, Wrongs Josh Bradley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1995; (p. 3)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Dissolving the Boundaries Ruth Starke , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 25-27)

— Review of Swimming in Silk Darren Williams 1995 single work novel ; Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Mignon Kemke Presents Another View of 'Sleeping Dogs'... Mignon Kemke , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 3 no. 4 1995; (p. 27)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 10 no. 4 1995; (p. 34)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Untitled 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Horn Book Magazine , Mar/April vol. 72 no. 2 1996; (p. 207)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Book of the Year Older Readers 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Review , 25-26 May 1996;

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 39 no. 3 1995; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Sleeping Dogs Sonya Hartnett 1995 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 1996 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 3-11)
Written for Children Jill Ireland , 1996 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 40 no. 10 1996; (p. 9)
On Corrupting the Youth - A Reply to Jill Ireland Val Van Putten , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 41 no. 2 1997; (p. 7-9)
Val van Putten counters Jill Ireland's criticism of some of the books written for older readers shortlisted in the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards.
Finding a Place Emilie Collyer , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 12 no. 1 2004; (p. 6-7)
Defining the Young Jennifer Moran , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 October 2004; (p. 7)
This article discusses the blurring of lines between adult and young adult literature.
Her Dark Materials Nikki Barrowclough , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 26 February 2005; (p. 38-41)
Young Adult Fiction Prize Cathrine Harboe-Ree , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 11 no. 5 1996; (p. 39)
Editor's Introduction: Always Facing the Issues - Preoccupations in Australian Children's Literature John Stephens , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lion and the Unicorn , April vol. 27 no. 2 2003; (p. v-xvii)
Anna Beth McCormack : Hartnett, Jinks and Honey Anna Beth McCormack , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 32 2010; (p. 19)
There's No Place Like Home Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 April 2012; (p. 18)
Fear, Voice, and the Environment in Sonya Hartnett's Forest and The Midnight Zoo Lesley Hawkes , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations Into Children's Literature , vol. 21 no. 1 2011; (p. 67-76)
'Subtle is not a word that is normally associated with Sonya Hartnett's style. Rather, she is known for her stark, bold approach. However, when it comes to the Australian environment, Hartnett is indeed subtle in her approach. Hartnett has set in play a new, almost posthumanist style of writing about the nonhuman. The Australian landscape and environment has always figured prominently in Australian literature for both adults and children but Hartnett has taken this writing in a totally different direction. This article looks at two of Hartnett's novels, Forest and The Midnight Zoo, and examines how Hartnett offers new and exciting avenues of thought regarding the place of humans in that environment.' (Author's abstract)
Defining Children's Literature Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 189 1997; (p. 60)
Grim Fiction Jan Pearce , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1995; (p. 1,4)
Electr(a)ic Realism L. M. Rutherford , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 23-26)
Electr(a)ic Realism : Part 2 : Idealised Reality Joanne McPherson , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 27-30)
No Fear of Writing Dangerously Alex Messina , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 1996; (p. B5)
Writing Wrongs Jane Freeman , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 1996; (p. 12s)
What's Write and What's Wrong Sonya Hartnett , Christopher Thompson , 1995 single work criticism autobiography
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 3 no. 2 1995; (p. 5-6)
Bleak House, or The Sun Also Rises : A View of Young Adult Fiction Lorraine Elliott , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 1996; (p. 3-4)
Hope Schmope! Sonya Hartnett , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 5 no. 2 1997; (p. 11)
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