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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Julian Halls has created an unlikely assortment of oddball characters ... and placed them in and around a mouldering, half-forgotten regional museum in Tasmania.

'The complex main plot concerns the relationships between two same-sex couples, one male, one female, and the whole thing is set in motion by a blowfly; it gets even more bizarre after that, although it's never incredible - just like real life.

'Several curious sub-plots emerge and they are skillfully woven into a surprising conclusion. The story is replete with intrigue, passion and downright skulduggery, as well as the finely observed petty tyrannies and bureaucratic absurdities of life in a museum.

'A central theme is that things are never what they seem to be; questions of forgery and authenticity are the mainsprings of the novel, and they apply as much to the people as to the exhibits in the museum.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • West Hobart, Central Hobart, Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,: Knocklofty , 2008 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9780980548204 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Jay Daniel Thompson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 309 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of The Museum Julian Halls 2008 single work novel
Fiction Miranda Morris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 117 2009; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Museum Julian Halls 2008 single work novel
Untitled Jay Daniel Thompson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 309 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of The Museum Julian Halls 2008 single work novel
Fiction Miranda Morris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 117 2009; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Museum Julian Halls 2008 single work novel
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