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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'A group of 6 friends converge on the fabled island of Jamaica to compete in a marathon relay swim across treacherous water. Most have known each other since school, scions of wealth, breeding and privilege and members of the upper echelon of supposedly classless Sydney. The odd man out is new money Jeremy Hutchison (Hut), who's tolerated by the group because of the fortune he's made, but never really accepted. It is a group of people on the edge of crisis, none more so than Hut, who is guarding a terrible truth. As the sleazy charms of Jamaica insinuate themselves onto the group, things fall apart in predictable and surprising ways, and the secrets of the past must be addressed. Compulsive reading from an unflinching observer of fallibility, hypocrisy and thwarted ambition.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: The Jamaica portrayed in these pages, and all thopse who exist there, are works of fiction. This book is dedicated to the facts who got out of the way of a good story.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2007 .
      Extent: 388p.
      Note/s:
      ISBN: 9781741753400 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Interview : Kill Your Darlings in Conversation with Malcolm Knox 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 8 2012; (p. 111-133)
Review Ian Nichols , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
This Sporting Life Patrick Ness , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 19 July 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The View from There Jane Richards , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2008; (p. 30)
Jane Richards reports on British reviews of Julia Leigh's Disquiet and Malcolm Knox's Jamaica.
An Anthropological Turn? Nathan Hollier , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 192 2008; (p. 88-92)

— Review of On a Wing and a Prayer Peter Bensley 2006 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp 2008 single work novel ; The Solemn Lantern Maker Merlinda Bobis 2008 single work novel ; The Biographer Virginia Patricia Duigan 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth 2008 single work novel ; Many Years a Thief David Hutchison 2007 single work novel ; Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Black Sheep : A Dystopian Novel Ben Peek 2007 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend 2008 single work novel
Exploring the Hidden Self : An Interview with Malcolm Knox Lindsay Simpson (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: LiNQ , December vol. 35 no. 2008; (p. 121-124)
Forewarned is Forearmed : A Carnival of Masculinities Victoria Kuttainen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , December vol. 35 no. 2008; (p. 125-127)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Deft Satire Leavens Deep, Dark Tales A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
They Swam of Their Own Accord Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 september 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Men Behaving Badly Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 September 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; Muck Craig Sherborne 2007 single work autobiography
Nasty Types Lucy Clark , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 30 September 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The Loves, Hates and Torments of Some Truly Vile Bodies Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Bad Bonding Brian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The Right Sort of People Behaving Badly Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 2 no. 10 2007; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon 2007 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 November 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Deft Satire Leavens Deep, Dark Tales A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 September 2007; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
They Swam of Their Own Accord Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 september 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Men Behaving Badly Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 September 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; Muck Craig Sherborne 2007 single work autobiography
Nasty Types Lucy Clark , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 30 September 2007; (p. 18)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The Loves, Hates and Torments of Some Truly Vile Bodies Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Bad Bonding Brian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The Right Sort of People Behaving Badly Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 2 no. 10 2007; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon 2007 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 November 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
Review Ian Nichols , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 March 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
This Sporting Life Patrick Ness , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 19 July 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
An Anthropological Turn? Nathan Hollier , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 192 2008; (p. 88-92)

— Review of On a Wing and a Prayer Peter Bensley 2006 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp 2008 single work novel ; The Solemn Lantern Maker Merlinda Bobis 2008 single work novel ; The Biographer Virginia Patricia Duigan 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth 2008 single work novel ; Many Years a Thief David Hutchison 2007 single work novel ; Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Black Sheep : A Dystopian Novel Ben Peek 2007 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend 2008 single work novel
Forewarned is Forearmed : A Carnival of Masculinities Victoria Kuttainen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , December vol. 35 no. 2008; (p. 125-127)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel
The View from There Jane Richards , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2008; (p. 30)
Jane Richards reports on British reviews of Julia Leigh's Disquiet and Malcolm Knox's Jamaica.
Exploring the Hidden Self : An Interview with Malcolm Knox Lindsay Simpson (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: LiNQ , December vol. 35 no. 2008; (p. 121-124)
Interview : Kill Your Darlings in Conversation with Malcolm Knox 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 8 2012; (p. 111-133)
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    Caribbean, Americas,
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