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y Wishart's Quest single work   novel   mystery  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'In a New England country town to give a paper, academic Tom Wishart is struck by an amateur painting in the local art gallery. It looks just like him. Wishart is a foundling who knows nothing about his parents. The clue given by this uncanny resemblance sets him on a quest to discover his origins.

As the search reaches back in time, the turbulent, shadowy lives of Paul Bushell, son of the squattocracy and disgraced Vietnam deserter, and Diana Saunders, vanished Aboriginal sportswoman, come into view and are played out? Could these be his parents? How and why was he abandoned? The trail leads to Sydney, Vietnam, Manila and Hong Kong, but the answers are found in a isolated place in the Blue Mountains.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Dr Andrew Chang and Dr Anthony Maloof, with thanks.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Rundle Mall/Rundle Street, Adelaide City, Adelaide, South Australia,: Press On , 2009 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      Edition info: 1st Edition
      ISBN: 9781921509544
      Series: y Press On Arcadia (publisher), Melbourne : Arcadia , 2009 Z1824488 2009 series - publisher novel 'Press On is published in partnership with Arcadia. In 2010, four Press On books were published by Press On Publishing in association with Arcadia, the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing. Authors Michael Wilding, Peter Corris, Phillip Edmonds and Inez Baranay began the first batch of Press On. Commissioned by Michael Wilding, eight more books join the series with new authors Morris Lurie, Garry Disher, Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan and Victoria Thompson. Felix Calvino's previously published A Hatful of Cherries Arcadia, 2009 has also taken on the Press On logo. Arcadia's 2011 Press On additions were launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.' Source: www.scholarly.info/ (Sighted 15/11/2011). Number in series: 1

Works about this Work

Pressing on with Writer's Cuts Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of With the Tiger Inez Baranay 2008 single work novel ; Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel ; Leaving Home with Henry Phillip Edmonds 2009 single work novel ; The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Detective Work Takes New Turn David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 December 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel
Not Worth the Journey Ryan Henderson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 207-208)

— Review of Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel
Pressing on with Writer's Cuts Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of With the Tiger Inez Baranay 2008 single work novel ; Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel ; Leaving Home with Henry Phillip Edmonds 2009 single work novel ; The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Detective Work Takes New Turn David Messer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 December 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel
Not Worth the Journey Ryan Henderson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 24 no. 2 2010; (p. 207-208)

— Review of Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel
Last amended 6 May 2014 15:42:59
Settings:
  • New England, New South Wales,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • c
    Vietnam,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Manila,
    c
    Philippines,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Hong Kong,
    c
    China,
    c
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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