y Fugitive Blue single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'A beautiful, beguiling and multi-layered novel, Fugitive Blue tells the story of a young art conservator and her work on an unusual panel painting in striking ultramarine. As she restores the fragile artwork, she begins to speculate on its provenance - its controversial creation in Renaissance Venice and reappearance three hundred years later during a young nobleman's Grand Tour of Europe, passing through nineteenth-century Paris before its eventual arrival in Australia as one of the scarce possessions of a post-war Greek migrant family.

'Threaded through the painting's progress is the story of the young conservator's own life in contemporary Melbourne, her developing passion for her work and the demise of her relationship with an actor named Mark.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated with love to Cheryl Thomas.
  • Epigraph: 'Fugitive pigment: a pigment that is particularly susceptible to changing over time.' - Looking at Paintings : a guide to Technical Terms.
  • Epigraph: 'But as we readily follow an agreeable object that flies from us, so we love to contemplate blue, not because it advances to us, but because it draws us after it.' - Goethe, Theory of Colours.
  • Epigraph: 'It may be that your diligent - reconstitution - like the restoration of old Frescoes with new colours - is our way to the Truth - a discreet patching.' A.S. Byatt, Possession.

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 , 2008 .
      Extent: 219p.
      ISBN: 9781741754094

Works about this Work

This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

— Review of The Pages Murray Bail 2008 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; The Anatomy of Wings Karen Foxlee 2006 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust 2009 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin 2008 single work novel ; Bird Sophie Cunningham 2008 single work novel ; One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna 2008 single work novel ; Avenue of Eternal Peace Nicholas Jose 1989 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel ; The Steele Diaries Wendy James 2008 single work novel ; Butterfly Sonya Hartnett 2009 single work novel ; Dissection Jacinta Halloran 2007 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel ; Sweet Tracy Ryan 2008 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard 2009 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey 2008 single work novella ; The Boat Nam Le 2008 selected work short story ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 41)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
Promise Diffused in Tale of a Lovely Fugitive Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 September 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
First Flights of Fancy Jo Case , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Turtle Gary Bryson 2008 single work novel ; Cooee : A Novel Vivienne Kelly 2008 single work novel ; The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
Untitled Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 41)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
Promise Diffused in Tale of a Lovely Fugitive Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 September 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
First Flights of Fancy Jo Case , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Turtle Gary Bryson 2008 single work novel ; Cooee : A Novel Vivienne Kelly 2008 single work novel ; The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

— Review of The Pages Murray Bail 2008 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; The Anatomy of Wings Karen Foxlee 2006 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust 2009 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin 2008 single work novel ; Bird Sophie Cunningham 2008 single work novel ; One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna 2008 single work novel ; Avenue of Eternal Peace Nicholas Jose 1989 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel ; The Steele Diaries Wendy James 2008 single work novel ; Butterfly Sonya Hartnett 2009 single work novel ; Dissection Jacinta Halloran 2007 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel ; Sweet Tracy Ryan 2008 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard 2009 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey 2008 single work novella ; The Boat Nam Le 2008 selected work short story ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel
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