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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Several months have passed since the legendary explorers Burke and Wills disappeared into the desert and their whereabouts remain a mystery. Now, a search party has assembled to rescue them. Meanwhile, two other men are wandering lost in the outback: one on the verge of reaching safety; the other, broken and trapped at the heart of the continent with an Aboriginal tribe as his only hope of survival. And back in the city an actress, star of the stage in Melbourne and Sydney, longs for the return of Burke and Wills for personal reasons that will only gradually become apparent.

'Loosely based on the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition, The Landscape of Desire re-imagines the lives of the key players in this historic event, and weaves them into a narrative that spans continents and decades.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Jennifer Levasseur.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2008 .
      Extent: 280p.
      Note/s:
      • On t.p. verso: This work belongs to the realm of fiction. The truth created by the novelist should not be confused, in any degree, with the truth created by the historian.
      ISBN: 9781921215681

Works about this Work

A Brilliant Way with Words Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 26-27)
Untitled Max Oliver , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 87 no. 6 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
The Rabalais Rouser Simon Caterson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2008; (p. 27)
In the Tracks of Desire Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 March 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Journey Stops Short Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Overloaded Camel Terrain Cath Kenneally , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Point of No Return Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21-22 March 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Burke and Wills and King and Howitt Carol Middleton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
This Week's Selections Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 May 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 3 no. 4 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel ; The Comfort of Figs Simon Cleary 2008 single work novel ; Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Following in the Footsteps of Failure Johanna Leggatt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 18 May 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
The Forum : Kevin Rabalais : On Beautiful Lies Kevin Rabalais , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 2)
Untitled Max Oliver , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 87 no. 6 2008; (p. 37)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
In the Tracks of Desire Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 March 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Journey Stops Short Ed Wright , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Overloaded Camel Terrain Cath Kenneally , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Point of No Return Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21-22 March 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Burke and Wills and King and Howitt Carol Middleton , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 300 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
This Week's Selections Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 May 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 3 no. 4 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel ; The Comfort of Figs Simon Cleary 2008 single work novel ; Addition Toni Jordan 2008 single work novel
Following in the Footsteps of Failure Johanna Leggatt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 18 May 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of The Landscape of Desire Kevin Rabalais 2008 single work novel
The Rabalais Rouser Simon Caterson , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2008; (p. 27)
The Forum : Kevin Rabalais : On Beautiful Lies Kevin Rabalais , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 2)
A Brilliant Way with Words Marc McEvoy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 26-27)
Last amended 18 May 2009 15:48:23
Settings:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • 1850s
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