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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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Sam arrives in Tracy's life at just the right moment - she has hit the bottom. She's attempted suicide, her marriage is dead and her days are spent in the battle zone of the psychiatric wards where she is seduced by a vampire.

'Vamp is a powerful and thrilling tale which challenges the stories told about women by mythology, religion, literature and psychoanalysis. It is about anger, family and the long-term effects of childhood trauma. But it is also a compelling exploration of the potential of love and responsibility...' (publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For John
  • Epigraph: The self that night undrowns when I'm asleep travels beneath the dumb days that I give, within the limits set that I may live, and beats in anger on the things I love. I am the cross it bears, and it the tears I weep. 'The Other Half', Judith Wright.

    I hope by God's blessing, to accomplish a pious sacrilege here, which will relieve our earth of certain monsters... The General, Camilla, J. Sheridan LeFanu.

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1997 .
      Extent: 187p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1863681728 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Fremantle : The Port as a Threshold of Consciousness in the Novel Graham Nowland , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 145-158)
Explores the David Lodge q.v. notion of the narrative nature of consciousness in fiction with regard to literature set in the Western Australian Port of Fremantle. Discussion ranges over a period from 1879 to 2006.
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 20-21 1998; (p. 177-180)

— Review of The Art of Arrow Cutting Stephen Dedman 1997 single work novel ; Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel ; Funnelweb Russell Braddon 1990 single work novel ; Black Ice Lucy Sussex 1997 single work novel ; The Infernal Kim Wilkins 1997 single work novel
Reader, I Married Him John Kinsella , Tracy Ryan , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 192 1997; (p. 36-41)
Ultimately Imperfect Catherine Ford , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 May 1997; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Wrack James Bradley 1997 single work novel ; Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Blood-Tinted Glasses Nicola Robinson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 190 1997; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Fatal Fiction in the Sun Stephen Saunders , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 May 1997; (p. C11)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Kiss of the Spider Woman Kathryn Greck , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , Spring vol. 9 no. 2-3 1997; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Untitled Bill Congreve , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 20-21 1998; (p. 177-180)

— Review of The Art of Arrow Cutting Stephen Dedman 1997 single work novel ; Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel ; Funnelweb Russell Braddon 1990 single work novel ; Black Ice Lucy Sussex 1997 single work novel ; The Infernal Kim Wilkins 1997 single work novel
Ultimately Imperfect Catherine Ford , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 May 1997; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Wrack James Bradley 1997 single work novel ; Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Blood-Tinted Glasses Nicola Robinson , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 190 1997; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Fatal Fiction in the Sun Stephen Saunders , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 May 1997; (p. C11)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Kiss of the Spider Woman Kathryn Greck , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , Spring vol. 9 no. 2-3 1997; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Vamp : A Novel Tracy Ryan 1997 single work novel
Fremantle : The Port as a Threshold of Consciousness in the Novel Graham Nowland , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 145-158)
Explores the David Lodge q.v. notion of the narrative nature of consciousness in fiction with regard to literature set in the Western Australian Port of Fremantle. Discussion ranges over a period from 1879 to 2006.
Reader, I Married Him John Kinsella , Tracy Ryan , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 192 1997; (p. 36-41)
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