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y Night Surfing single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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'A wave of colossal size towers over the dunes. A black wave that arcs so high it drags down the sun, stars and moon from the sky and turns the day to pitch. Thousands of tonnes of water come crashing over the land, ripping low scrub from the sandy earth and collapsing fibro houses like cards as it streams towards the town.'

There are some summers, like there are some waves, that can never be forgotten. Hannah has dropped out of university to learn how to 'walk on water'. At Ruben's Cafe at the end of the Peninsula, she meets Jake, who has demons of his own and dreams of surfing the night. They come from different worlds but what brings them together is a love affair with the sea.

A remarkable novel about fear and the overcoming of it, about love and learning to give into it, and about the power of the imagination. (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1996 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 213p.
      ISBN: 1863739130 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Surfer la nuit
Language: French

Works about this Work

Adapted for Land : A Lungfish Writes, Writes, Writes the Wild Surf Brook Emery , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 12 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-9) Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , February vol. 3 no. 1 2016;
Brook Emery provides an insight into the relationship of humans to the sea.
More to offer than Baywatch - International Press Commentary on the Release of Australian Novels Lara Cain , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , February vol. 1 no. 1 2001; (p. 7-13)
In Nietzsche's Footsteps Murray Waldren , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 March 1999; (p. 13)
A Showdown That Only the Sea Can Win Philippa Hawker , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 January 1996; (p. 10) The Age , 27 January 1996; (p. 8)
Riding the Waves K. L. Iffland , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 February 1996; (p. C10)
Sea and Earth Katharine England , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 30)

— Review of Dirt and Other Stories Catherine Ford 1996 selected work short story ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Invading Male Territory Elizabeth Webby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 April 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of Leaning Towards Infinity : How My Mother's Apron Unfolds into My Life Sue Woolfe 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel ; The Weather Girl Helen Barnes 1996 single work novel
Fear and Discovery on a Wild Night Wave Barbara Jefferis , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 1996; (p. 11)

— Review of Dim Carolin Window 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Up and Riding Matthew Condon , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Dim Carolin Window 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Untitled NW , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 December no. 4890 1996; (p. 24)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Surf Writing Dominique Hecq , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 82-83)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Capp Surfs to Success Mary-Robyn Adams , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 10 no. 2 1996; (p. 147)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Riding the Wave Pat Darby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 8 no. 2 1996; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Sea and Earth Katharine England , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 30)

— Review of Dirt and Other Stories Catherine Ford 1996 selected work short story ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Invading Male Territory Elizabeth Webby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 April 1996; (p. 8)

— Review of Leaning Towards Infinity : How My Mother's Apron Unfolds into My Life Sue Woolfe 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel ; The Weather Girl Helen Barnes 1996 single work novel
Fear and Discovery on a Wild Night Wave Barbara Jefferis , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 January 1996; (p. 11)

— Review of Dim Carolin Window 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Up and Riding Matthew Condon , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 1996; (p. rev 9)

— Review of Dim Carolin Window 1996 single work novel ; Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Untitled NW , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 December no. 4890 1996; (p. 24)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Surf Writing Dominique Hecq , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 145 1996; (p. 82-83)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Capp Surfs to Success Mary-Robyn Adams , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 10 no. 2 1996; (p. 147)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Riding the Wave Pat Darby , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 8 no. 2 1996; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Night Surfing Fiona Capp 1996 single work novel
Adapted for Land : A Lungfish Writes, Writes, Writes the Wild Surf Brook Emery , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 12 no. 3 2005; (p. 6-9) Plumwood Mountain : An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics , February vol. 3 no. 1 2016;
Brook Emery provides an insight into the relationship of humans to the sea.
More to offer than Baywatch - International Press Commentary on the Release of Australian Novels Lara Cain , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , February vol. 1 no. 1 2001; (p. 7-13)
In Nietzsche's Footsteps Murray Waldren , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 March 1999; (p. 13)
A Showdown That Only the Sea Can Win Philippa Hawker , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 January 1996; (p. 10) The Age , 27 January 1996; (p. 8)
Riding the Waves K. L. Iffland , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 February 1996; (p. C10)
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