y Nine Hours North single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Nine Hours North tells the bittersweet story of couple Sarah and Adam who are living together in Nagoya, Japan, nine hours north of Australia. Adam works for Nagoya Language Centre teaching English to company executives from Toyota. The two 21 year olds have been in a relationship for 4 years but the relationship is starting to strain. They have planned a cycling tour of Hokkaido before setting off for a few months in Europe. Before they leave, Marianne comes into their life. She's an old acquaintance of Sarah's and comes to stay for a while with the two of them. However, it is Adam who takes a shine to her and sees all the things he's missing in Marianne... This is a touching novel told in verse which looks at relationships, growing and changing against the backdrop of a foreign country and customs. It is about moving forward, facing challenges and making decisions. (Source: iPrimus website)

Notes

  • Verse novel.

Affiliation Notes

  • Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work is set in Japan.
  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has an Asian setting.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
      Extent: 210p.
      ISBN: 0143003763

Works about this Work

Adrift on a Journey of Love and Losing Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 February 2006; (p. 19)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 February 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Nightshade : A Gina Champion Mystery Kim Wilkins 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel ; Friend and Philosopher Noel Braun 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 April 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
A Splash of Genres Pam Macintyre , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 282 2006; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Incurable : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden 2005 single work novel ; Cat's Mountain Allan Baillie 2006 single work novel ; Dreamrider Barry Jonsberg 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks 2006 single work novel ; The Red Shoe Ursula Dubosarsky 2006 single work novel ; Sir Thursday Garth Nix 2006 single work children's fiction
The Interview : Tim Sinclair Heather Taylor Johnson (interviewer), 2006 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 4 2006; (p. 28-30)
Untitled Sharon Seymour , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 50 no. 2 2006; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
Nine Years Later Tim Sinclair , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 6-7)
Untitled Bill Wootton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
Adrift on a Journey of Love and Losing Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 February 2006; (p. 19)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 February 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Nightshade : A Gina Champion Mystery Kim Wilkins 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel ; Friend and Philosopher Noel Braun 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 April 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
A Splash of Genres Pam Macintyre , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 282 2006; (p. 59-60)

— Review of Incurable : The Ellie Chronicles John Marsden 2005 single work novel ; Cat's Mountain Allan Baillie 2006 single work novel ; Dreamrider Barry Jonsberg 2006 single work novel ; Aliki Says Irini Savvides 2006 single work novel ; Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel ; Rue for Repentance Felicity Pulman 2006 single work novel ; Pagan's Daughter Catherine Jinks 2006 single work novel ; The Red Shoe Ursula Dubosarsky 2006 single work novel ; Sir Thursday Garth Nix 2006 single work children's fiction
Untitled Sharon Seymour , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 50 no. 2 2006; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
Untitled Bill Wootton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Nine Hours North Tim Sinclair 2006 single work novel
The Interview : Tim Sinclair Heather Taylor Johnson (interviewer), 2006 single work interview
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 4 2006; (p. 28-30)
Nine Years Later Tim Sinclair , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 14 no. 2 2006; (p. 6-7)
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