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Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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'They were society's golden ones, endowed with the privileges of youth and wealth, bred to live in a world of limitless possibility, but none of this could save them from self-destruction.

'Richard sits on the shores of Sydney Harbour, a hollowed out man remembering a lost paradise as he recounts the years he shared with his best friend, the charismatic heir Hugh Bowman. Gliding through a life of endless luxury and ease, they formed a charmed quartet with their childhood sweethearts, Helen and Pup.

'As adults they married and continued their tradition of summer holidays at Palm Beach, giving every appearance of leading charmed and immaculate lives. Like those beautiful people in magazines, their skin was unblemished, their smiles dazzling, the lighting just so. But as Richard confronts his memories what seemed so idyllic is revealed as a sinister drama of secrets, lies and betrayals.

'A masterful and compelling dissection of friendship, morality and society from a startling new talent.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Wenona.
  • Epigraph: If for nine years I have possessed a goodly apple that is rotten at the core and discover its rottenness only in nine years and six months less four days, isn't it true to say that for nine years I possessed a goodly apple? (The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford)
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2001 .
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      Extent: 256p.
      ISBN: 1740510526(pbk)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Picador , 2001 .
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      Extent: 256p.
      ISBN: 0330486780
Alternative title: Sommerland
Language: German

Works about this Work

Interview : Kill Your Darlings in Conversation with Malcolm Knox 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 8 2012; (p. 111-133)
Should I ... Or Shouldn't I? Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 37 no. 3 2005; (p. 8-12)
In this work Malcolm Knox considers the ethics of publishing and the risk of losing friends or contact with family when a character in a novel shows resemblances.
Summerland Forever Kevin Brophy , 2002 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 7)
Write Here Right Now : Malcolm Knox Catherine Keenan , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2001; (p. 10)
A Faint Order Geordie Williamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 27-28)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 7 October 2001; (p. 63)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Hypnotic Pastiche Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 July 2000; (p. 21)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Muffled Voices of a Lifelong Childhood Helen Hodgman , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Making Boring People Interesting Bruno Bouchet , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 June 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Two First Novels Kevin Brophy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 222 2000; (p. 42-43)

— Review of A Day at the Races Matt Dray 2000 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Taking the Plunge Sue Hancock , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 June 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of A Day at the Races Matt Dray 2000 single work novel ; Falling Woman Belinda Castles 2000 single work novel ; Idle Hour in the County of Hope Julie Simpson 2000 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Two Quite Different Australian Debuts Katie Fraser , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 July 2000; (p. 17)

— Review of The Beauty of Truth Bruno Bouchet 1999 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Two Quite Different Australian Debuts Katie Fraser , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 July 2000; (p. 17)

— Review of The Beauty of Truth Bruno Bouchet 1999 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Taking the Plunge Sue Hancock , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 June 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of A Day at the Races Matt Dray 2000 single work novel ; Falling Woman Belinda Castles 2000 single work novel ; Idle Hour in the County of Hope Julie Simpson 2000 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Two First Novels Kevin Brophy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 222 2000; (p. 42-43)

— Review of A Day at the Races Matt Dray 2000 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Making Boring People Interesting Bruno Bouchet , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 June 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Muffled Voices of a Lifelong Childhood Helen Hodgman , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 June 2000; (p. 10)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Hypnotic Pastiche Katharine England , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 July 2000; (p. 21)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 7 October 2001; (p. 63)

— Review of Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
A Faint Order Geordie Williamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 236 2001; (p. 27-28)

— Review of The Art of the Engine Driver Steven Carroll 2001 single work novel ; Summerland Malcolm Knox 2000 single work novel
Should I ... Or Shouldn't I? Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 37 no. 3 2005; (p. 8-12)
In this work Malcolm Knox considers the ethics of publishing and the risk of losing friends or contact with family when a character in a novel shows resemblances.
Interview : Kill Your Darlings in Conversation with Malcolm Knox 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 8 2012; (p. 111-133)
Write Here Right Now : Malcolm Knox Catherine Keenan , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2001; (p. 10)
Summerland Forever Kevin Brophy , 2002 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 7)
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