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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'''Before you fall in love, or find a dear friend, you should know: this is the day I will meet someone whose memory will touch my heart and change my world forever. I believe the ability to do this is buried deep within each of us, and if we could find it we could imprint on our minds what the world looked like before so we could take the full measure of what remains."

What Remains follows the tumultuous life of journalist Kate Price from her first assignment as a naive and idealistic young correspondent in Riyadh in 1991, to Baghdad in 2004, where she can't feel anything unless it cuts her to the bone. We track her through the war zones of the Arabian Peninsula, Palestine, South Africa, Bosnia, Rwanda, Chechnya and Iraq, through harrowing scenes of violence and destruction as she pays the price of bearing witness to unspeakable calamity and cruelty. Yet in the face of that horror, where friendship can be life's currency and love is often fleeting, comfort can be found in the smallest and most tender moments.

On her very first trip into a war zone, Kate meets legendary photographer Pete McDermott, and it is their journey together that lights up the pages of this remarkable novel. From a cynical beginning to grudging respect to something much more precious, their meetings and growing attraction frame the danger and terror of their working lives. In a world that no longer makes sense, Kate begins to question everything she has ever believed in. The answers, when they come, will finally show her the way - but they cannot protect her from what she both longs for and fears.' Source: http://www.allenandunwin.com/ (Sighted 13/02/2012).

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For my parents,
    Joy and Jack Helson
    with love

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 , 2012 .
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 378p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes author's note pp. 376-378
      ISBN: 9781742376929 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Fiction Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 February 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
All's Bare in Love and War Claire Scobie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 36)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 March 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Flight Rosie Dub 2012 single work novel ; What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
The Truth-Telling Power of Fiction Cassandra Byrnes , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Pen Magazine , May 2012; (p. 22-23)
'Author and academic Denise Leith, who received the Sydney PEN Award in 2009, has written two non-fiction books, The Politics of Power, an analysis of mining giant Freeport-McMoRan's presence in Indonesia, and Bearing Witness : The Lives of War Correspondents and Photojournalists. However, whenever it comes to truth-telling she has found fiction a greater weapon.' (22)
Untitled Emily Sutherland , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Fiction Jane Fynes-Clinton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 February 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
All's Bare in Love and War Claire Scobie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 36)

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 March 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of Flight Rosie Dub 2012 single work novel ; What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
Untitled Emily Sutherland , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 4 no. 2 2012;

— Review of What Remains Denise Leith 2012 single work novel
The Truth-Telling Power of Fiction Cassandra Byrnes , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Sydney Pen Magazine , May 2012; (p. 22-23)
'Author and academic Denise Leith, who received the Sydney PEN Award in 2009, has written two non-fiction books, The Politics of Power, an analysis of mining giant Freeport-McMoRan's presence in Indonesia, and Bearing Witness : The Lives of War Correspondents and Photojournalists. However, whenever it comes to truth-telling she has found fiction a greater weapon.' (22)
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