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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'What has happened to Ingrid?

'Beautiful Ingrid inherits a fortune and leaves Australia, and her friends, and Ralph who loves her, to marry Gil Grey and set up home amid the New York art world. There she becomes the stepmother to Gil's teenage artist daughter Fleur, a former child prodigy, and studies ancient curse scrolls at Columbia University.

But at 9am on September 11, 2001, she has an appointment downtown. And is never seen again.

Or is she?

Searching for clues about Ingrid's life a year later, her friend Julia uncovers only further layers of mystery and deception.

Both an unputdownable mystery and a compelling meditation on the nature of art, truth, friendship and love...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of departed friends, Josh and Kristin
  • Epigraph: Well! and what if she should die some afternoon, / Afternoon grey and smoky, evening yellow and rose; / Should die and leave me sitting pen in hand / With the smoke coming down above the housetops; / Doubtful, for quite a while / Not knowing what to feel or if I understand / Or whether wise or foolish, tardy or too soon ... / Would she not have the advantage, after all? / This music is successful with a 'dying fall' / Now that we talk of dying- / And should I have the right to smile? - T. S. Eliot, The Portrait of a Lady
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2010 .
      Extent: [vi], 438, [i]p.p.
      ISBN: 9780732290801 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Washington Square Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 419p.
      ISBN: 9781439177211, 143917718X, 143917721X (ebook), 9781439177181
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Quercus , 2011 .
      Extent: 501p.
      ISBN: 9780857380623 (pbk.), 0857380621 (pbk.)
Alternative title: El legado
Language: Spanish
    • Barcelona,
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      Spain,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ediciones B , 2011 .
      Extent: 418p.
      ISBN: 9788466646260, 8466646264

Works about this Work

Go, Little Book Kirsten Tranter , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 41-46) The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015;
'The article offers the author's insights on the lesson she learned from being reviewed as an author of the novel "The Legacy," a contemporary adaptation and revision of the book by Henry James titled "Portrait of a Lady." Topics discussed by the author include her experience of writing the novel with a grant from the Australian Council, the positive response of the publisher and the reader to her novel, and how she learned about characters and plots from the perspective of the reviewers.' (Publication abstract)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 6-7)
The Year's Work in Fiction : 2010-2011 David Whish-Wilson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 167-188)

— Review of Equator : A Novel Wayne Ashton 2010 single work novel ; Rocks in the Belly Jon Bauer 2010 single work novel ; Traitor Stephen Daisley 2010 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers 2008 single work novel ; The Grand Hotel : A Novel Gregory Day 2010 single work novel ; What Is Left Over, After Natasha Lester 2008 single work novel ; The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010 anthology short story extract ; Five Bells Gail Jones 2011 single work novel ; The Mary Smokes Boys Patrick Holland 2010 single work novel ; Glissando : A Melodrama David Musgrave 2010 single work novel ; Below the Styx Michael Meehan 2010 single work novel ; Indelible Ink Fiona McGregor 2010 single work novel ; When Colts Ran Roger McDonald 2010 single work novel ; Bereft Chris Womersley 2010 single work novel ; Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr 2008 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott 2010 single work novel
Untitled Naomi Doessel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , August vol. 31 no. 8 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
The Portrait of a Legacy Sally Olds , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 23 no. 1 & 2 2011;

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Creative Legacy of a Literary Inheritance Miriam Cosic , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)
Making Sense of Random Chaos Melissa Mia Hall (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 21 June vol. 257 no. 24 2010; (p. 31)
'An interview with Kirsten Tranter, author of the book The Legacy, is presented. She explained the influence of the September 11, 201 terrorist attacks in the .S. on the theme of her book. She described how author Raymond Chandler influenced her writing style. Tranter also revealed her plans after releasing the book The Legacy.
Mystery with a Touch of Spice and Snobbery Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2010; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Acute Eye on Tragedy's Complex Legacy Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Strangers on a Jamesian Stage Rebecca Starford , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Love and Life Denied Jennifer Levasseur , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
What Ingrid Did Next Jo Case , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Child of the Twilight Carmel Bird 2010 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Noted : The Legacy Peter Craven , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 53 2010; (p. 70)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Cover of Tragedy Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 February 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
An Imperfect Portrait Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 March 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Hype, Hairy, Horny, Hope Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 5 no. 4 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James 2010 single work novel ; In-Human Anna Dusk 2010 single work novel ; Love Machine Clint Caward 2010 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Untitled Liz Derouet , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 55)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat Archie Weller 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Mystery with a Touch of Spice and Snobbery Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 January 2010; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Acute Eye on Tragedy's Complex Legacy Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Strangers on a Jamesian Stage Rebecca Starford , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Love and Life Denied Jennifer Levasseur , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
What Ingrid Did Next Jo Case , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 February 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Child of the Twilight Carmel Bird 2010 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Noted : The Legacy Peter Craven , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 53 2010; (p. 70)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Cover of Tragedy Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 February 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
An Imperfect Portrait Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 March 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Hype, Hairy, Horny, Hope Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 5 no. 4 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Beautiful Malice Rebecca James 2010 single work novel ; In-Human Anna Dusk 2010 single work novel ; Love Machine Clint Caward 2010 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Untitled Liz Derouet , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 18 no. 1 2010; (p. 55)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat Archie Weller 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction : 2010-2011 David Whish-Wilson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 167-188)

— Review of Equator : A Novel Wayne Ashton 2010 single work novel ; Rocks in the Belly Jon Bauer 2010 single work novel ; Traitor Stephen Daisley 2010 single work novel ; The Vintage and the Gleaning Jeremy Chambers 2008 single work novel ; The Grand Hotel : A Novel Gregory Day 2010 single work novel ; What Is Left Over, After Natasha Lester 2008 single work novel ; The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010 anthology short story extract ; Five Bells Gail Jones 2011 single work novel ; The Mary Smokes Boys Patrick Holland 2010 single work novel ; Glissando : A Melodrama David Musgrave 2010 single work novel ; Below the Styx Michael Meehan 2010 single work novel ; Indelible Ink Fiona McGregor 2010 single work novel ; When Colts Ran Roger McDonald 2010 single work novel ; Bereft Chris Womersley 2010 single work novel ; Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr 2008 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott 2010 single work novel
Untitled Naomi Doessel , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , August vol. 31 no. 8 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
The Portrait of a Legacy Sally Olds , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 23 no. 1 & 2 2011;

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Fiction Review : The Legacy Thuy On , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , March no. 1 2010; (p. 152)

— Review of The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Creative Legacy of a Literary Inheritance Miriam Cosic , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 February 2010; (p. 22-23)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Something Borrowed, Something Blue Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October-November vol. 199 no. 2011; (p. 6-7)
Making Sense of Random Chaos Melissa Mia Hall (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 21 June vol. 257 no. 24 2010; (p. 31)
'An interview with Kirsten Tranter, author of the book The Legacy, is presented. She explained the influence of the September 11, 201 terrorist attacks in the .S. on the theme of her book. She described how author Raymond Chandler influenced her writing style. Tranter also revealed her plans after releasing the book The Legacy.
Go, Little Book Kirsten Tranter , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 217 2014; (p. 41-46) The Best Australian Essays 2015 2015;
'The article offers the author's insights on the lesson she learned from being reviewed as an author of the novel "The Legacy," a contemporary adaptation and revision of the book by Henry James titled "Portrait of a Lady." Topics discussed by the author include her experience of writing the novel with a grant from the Australian Council, the positive response of the publisher and the reader to her novel, and how she learned about characters and plots from the perspective of the reviewers.' (Publication abstract)
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