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Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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'With quiet optimism and a haunting poignancy, the award-winning poet Anthony Lawrence's first novel explores the strange, sometimes marvelous, and entirely disorienting world of James Molloy. For however unexceptional James—an average student, a dutiful son—may appear to outsiders, he knows that he is different. He has visions, and in their eerie halflight two realities—the one that he lives in and the one that lives in him—collide, intermingle, coalesce. Sometimes out of the vibrant confusion inside his head come voices that glide from his mind into his mouth. Vision finds a language of its own. Alone, isolated by his difference, James faces a future without close companionship until the day that he meets Stephanie Riley, a sympathetic guide who leads him to unexpected truths, and then disappears. Driven to learn what lies at the center of his curious universe, James begins a heartrending journey that takes him from a tragic romantic interlude in rural Australia to the west coast of Ireland. There, even as he enters the emotionally turbulent world of Sarah Carmichael, a talented, hard-drinking fiddle player, James emerges into the clarity of self-awareness. And discovers at last the possibilities that lie in friendship, art, love, tomorrow.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For my son Cormac
  • Epigraph: In the pub that night, two men debate the Irish words for the wake of a boat on the ebb tide (Last Night's Fun, Ciaran Carson).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2000 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 0330362356
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Picador , 2002 .
      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 0330485512(pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Carroll and Graf , 2002 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 0786709995

Works about this Work

Grand Delusion Katherine Weber , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 October vol. 107 no. 41 2002; (p. 24)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Untitled Marie Evans , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 45-46)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 October 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel ; Yarn Spinners : A Story in Letters : Dymphna Cusack, Florence James, Miles Franklin Dymphna Cusack Miles Franklin Florence James 2001 anthology correspondence biography
Untitled Lyn Reeves , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , June no. 23 2001; (p. 91-93)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
A Light on Life Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 January 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Sensitive Insights into the Half Light That Affects Us All Penelope Davie , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 January 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Untitled Claire Konkes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , February vol. 6 no. 1 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
In Pursuit of the Lilac Flame Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 December 2000; (p. 7)
Life Taking Form in the Reality of Light Christopher Bantick , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 12 November 2000; (p. 54)
In the Headlights of Visionary Experience Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 December 2000; (p. 6)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Intimate Insight into the World of Schizophrenia Samela Harris , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 December 2000; (p. 17)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Personality Shift A. P. Riemer , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 December 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Journey into a Different World Michael Sharkey , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 November 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Poetic prose Michelle Griffin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (2000-2001) no. 227 2000; (p. 50-51)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Difficult Terrain Jennifer Livett , 2000-2001 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 84 2000-2001; (p. 39-40)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Difficult Terrain Jennifer Livett , 2000-2001 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 84 2000-2001; (p. 39-40)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Poetic prose Michelle Griffin , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (2000-2001) no. 227 2000; (p. 50-51)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Untitled Claire Konkes , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , February vol. 6 no. 1 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Journey into a Different World Michael Sharkey , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 November 2000; (p. 14)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Personality Shift A. P. Riemer , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 December 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Intimate Insight into the World of Schizophrenia Samela Harris , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 December 2000; (p. 17)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
In the Headlights of Visionary Experience Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 December 2000; (p. 6)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Sensitive Insights into the Half Light That Affects Us All Penelope Davie , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 January 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
A Light on Life Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 January 2001; (p. 8)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Untitled Lyn Reeves , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Famous Reporter , June no. 23 2001; (p. 91-93)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 October 2001; (p. 10)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel ; Yarn Spinners : A Story in Letters : Dymphna Cusack, Florence James, Miles Franklin Dymphna Cusack Miles Franklin Florence James 2001 anthology correspondence biography
Untitled Marie Evans , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 45-46)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Grand Delusion Katherine Weber , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 October vol. 107 no. 41 2002; (p. 24)

— Review of In the Half Light : A Novel Anthony Lawrence 2000 single work novel
Life Taking Form in the Reality of Light Christopher Bantick , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 12 November 2000; (p. 54)
In Pursuit of the Lilac Flame Jane Sullivan , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 2 December 2000; (p. 7)
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