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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'Hitchhiking along the Hume Highway, a woman hunts for her daughter's killer. Driven by guilt and the desire for revenge, the mother is set on a path of self-destruction. As the search becomes an obsession, the lonely highway begins to transform her...'

Source: Back cover.

Notes

  • Epigraph: Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance. - Sir Winston Churchill
  • Epigraph: People only see what they are prepared to see. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Dark Suspense , 2006 .
      Extent: 396p.
      ISBN: 0734409702

Works about this Work

The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
Brett McBean : An Appreciation Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 1 2008; (p. 91- 96)
Science Fiction Book Reviews Bill Congreve , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 188-200)

— Review of The Pilo Family Circus Will Elliott 2006 single work novel ; Prismatic 'Edwina Grey' 2006 single work novel ; Carnies Martin J. Livings 2006 single work novel ; The Mother Brett McBean 2006 single work novel ; Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror : Volume One 2006 anthology short story essay
This Week's Selections Dianne Mattsson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 December 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Mother Brett McBean 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Dianne Mattsson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 December 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Mother Brett McBean 2006 single work novel
Science Fiction Book Reviews Bill Congreve , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction , no. 38/39 2007; (p. 188-200)

— Review of The Pilo Family Circus Will Elliott 2006 single work novel ; Prismatic 'Edwina Grey' 2006 single work novel ; Carnies Martin J. Livings 2006 single work novel ; The Mother Brett McBean 2006 single work novel ; Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror : Volume One 2006 anthology short story essay
Brett McBean : An Appreciation Tim Kroenert , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 1 2008; (p. 91- 96)
The Australian Horror Novel Since 1950 James Doig , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 112-127)
According to James Doig the horror genre 'was overlooked by the popular circulating libraries in Australia.' In this chapter he observes that this 'marginalization of horror reflects both the trepidation felt by the conservative library system towards 'penny dreadfuls,' and the fact that horror had limited popular appeal with the British (and Australian) reading public.' Doig concludes that there is 'no Australian author of horror novels with the same commercial cachet' as authors of fantasy or science fiction. He proposes that if Australian horror fiction wants to compete successfully 'in the long-term it needs to develop a flourishing and vibrant small press contingent prepared to nurture new talent' like the USA and UK small presses.' (Editor's foreword xii)
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