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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'"People were supposed to remember who they were and where they lived. They were supposed to remember who loved them and who did not and where their grandmothers were born. Martin Jeremiah Westley didn't remember any of it, including the fact that he was Martin Jeremiah Westley."

Martin Westley has lost his memory and quite possibly his mind. He has a wife who despises him, a son who ignores him and a daughter who is drifting away. He has a nice house, a not-so-nice factory and an aggressively attractive mistress. But something is deeply, terribly wrong, and he knows he needs to make it right.

So Martin Westley walks. Along the way he picks up a cowboy hat, a sense of purpose, and an Indian who isn't really an Indian. And if he's lucky, he might just recover his life.

A darkly comic parable about families and the wonderful opportunities errant action kites can provide to start life anew.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book and my love are for Karen, Lucas and Nathanael.
  • Epigraph: I'm going to town , Honey, what you want me to bring you back? -Jimmy Ridgers, 'Blue Yodel No. 8 (Muleskinner Blues)'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Books , 2010 .
      Extent: 301p.
      ISBN: 9781741669619 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Life as a Man He Can't Remember Madeline Healy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 February 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Gentle Walk on the Road to Redemption Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 March 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Patrick Allington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Elli Housden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 March 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Steed , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
From the Horse's Mouth Laurie Steed (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 44)
Comic Route to a Better Life Dorothy Johnston , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 March 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
On the Modern Walkabout Michelle Griffin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2-3 April 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
An Accidental Hero Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 April 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 44)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Finding Martin Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 11 April 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Life as a Man He Can't Remember Madeline Healy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 February 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Gentle Walk on the Road to Redemption Diane Stubbings , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 March 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Patrick Allington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Elli Housden , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 March 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Steed , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Comic Route to a Better Life Dorothy Johnston , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 March 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
On the Modern Walkabout Michelle Griffin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2-3 April 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
An Accidental Hero Johanna Leggatt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 April 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Untitled Susan Gorgioski , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 44)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
Finding Martin Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 11 April 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Martin Westley Takes a Walk Andrew Humphreys 2010 single work novel
From the Horse's Mouth Laurie Steed (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 44)
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