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Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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Arriving at Night is a quirky and sharply observant novel whose events take place over a period of only 6 days. Secreted in a holiday house on the NSW north coast with friends, Joachim contemplates the awful thing that she has done. Should she tell someone...the police, her boyfriend, or perhaps her mysterious friend Vincent? But surely they, like she, would be too shocked that someone as quiet as she, a woman so unassuming and gentle would be capable of an act so cruel. She can only see one way out....As well as this intense domestic drama, Joachim delves into a much bigger issue - everyday she reads from the biography of Albert Speer (Hitler's architect) and draws parallels with how he dealt with guilt and evil. This broadens the novel's perspective and gives it an extra dimension. Arriving at Night explores the capacity for evil that resides in each of us. Dark, but not depressing, it is surprising, well-paced and deftly handled. It shifts and shimmers from the depths of Joachim's shadows to the delightful coastal landscape of the novel's setting. (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2001 .
      Extent: 349p.
      ISBN: 0732265991

Works about this Work

Far Horizons Peter Pierce , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; The Nether Regions Sue Gough 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; In the Blue House Meaghan Delahunt 2001 single work novel ; Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Correspondence Course Max Sollitt 2001 single work novel ; The Weight of the Sun Andrew Humphreys 2001 single work novel
Perceptive Tale of the Human Capacity for Evil Ceridwen Spark , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
Unknowable Visitor of the Darkness Megan Gressor , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 August 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
Startling the Self Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 August 2001; (p. 23)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain 2001 single work novel
Fiction in Aspic Geordie Williamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 233 2001; (p. 48)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Peter Pierce , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; The Nether Regions Sue Gough 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; In the Blue House Meaghan Delahunt 2001 single work novel ; Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Correspondence Course Max Sollitt 2001 single work novel ; The Weight of the Sun Andrew Humphreys 2001 single work novel
Perceptive Tale of the Human Capacity for Evil Ceridwen Spark , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 June 2001; (p. 17)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
Unknowable Visitor of the Darkness Megan Gressor , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 August 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
Startling the Self Katharine England , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 August 2001; (p. 23)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Blind Eye Georgia Blain 2001 single work novel
Fiction in Aspic Geordie Williamson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 233 2001; (p. 48)

— Review of Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel
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