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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great-uncle Walter -- a wealthy lawyer who lives alone in a Tasmanian farmhouse passed down through the family -- for help. As he is drawn into Walter′s rarefied world, Hugh discovers that both his uncle and the farmhouse are links to a notorious episode in the mid nineteenth century.

'Walter′s father, Martin, was living in the house when it was raided by members of an outlaw community run by Lucas Wilson, a charismatic ex-soldier attempting to build a utopia. But like later societies with communitarian ideals, Nowhere Valley was controlled by the gun, with Wilson as benevolent dictator. Twenty-year-old Martin′s sojourn in the Valley as Wilson′s disciple has become an obsession with Walter Dixon: one which haunts his present and keeps the past tantalizingly close.

'As Walter encourages Hugh′s ambition to become an artist, and again comes to his aid when one of Hugh′s friends is charged with murder, the way life′s patterns repeat themselves from one generation to another becomes eerily apparent.

'Dramatic, insightful and evocative, Lost Voices is an intriguing double narrative that confirms Koch as one of our most significant and compelling novelists.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Loved, idealized voices/ Of those who have died, or those/ Lost for us like the dead. / Sometimes they speak to us in dreams;/ Sometimes deep in thought the mind hears them. / And, with their sounds, for a moment return/ Sounds from our life's first poetry -/ Like distant music fading away at night. - C. P. Cavafy, 'Voices', translated by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard.
  • Dedication: To the memory of Frank Devine, joyous spirit, great friend.
  • Book launched in Hobart by Jamie Grant at the Henry Jones Art Hotel on 22 September 2012.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2012 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website
      Extent: 465p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 October 2012.
      ISBN: 9780732294632 (pbk.), 9780732296278 (hbk), 9780730499510 (ebk.)

Works about this Work

Christopher Koch and the Novel as Artwork Pauline Farley , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 57 no. 5 2013; (p. 89-92)
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
Home Truths Peter Pierce , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 November 2013; (p. 18)
'Christopher Koch's final novel embodies his unique place in Australian literature, argues Peter Pierce.'
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 September 2012; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including a note on the launch of Christopher Koch's Lost Voices in Hobart, Tasmania on 22 September 2012. Susan Wyndham also comments on Karleena Mitchell's sculpture Art Attack, a protest against the cancellation of the 2012 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.
At Home With...Christopher Koch Michael Duffy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 September 2012; (p. 91)
The Double Man Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 4-5)
The Voice of Generations Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 28-29) The Saturday Age , 13 October 2012; (p. 28-29) The Canberra Times , 13 October 2012; (p. 19-20)
Christopher Koch : Our Finest Living Novelist Jamie Grant , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 56 no. 11 2012; (p. 7-9)
Historic Connections Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2012; (p. 23)
Now, Read This Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Weekend Australian , 5-6 January 2013; (p. 14-25)
Best in Print 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 December 2012; (p. 30)
Tapping into the Evil Gene Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 October 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Masterful Narrative Gives Past a Voice Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Demons in Van Diemens Land A. P. Riemer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 November 2012; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 November 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Tasmanian Devils A. P. Riemer , 2012-3 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 November 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Invisible Beings Don Anderson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Tapping into the Evil Gene Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 October 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Masterful Narrative Gives Past a Voice Geordie Williamson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Demons in Van Diemens Land A. P. Riemer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 November 2012; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 November 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Tasmanian Devils A. P. Riemer , 2012-3 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 November 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Invisible Beings Don Anderson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Lost Voices Christopher Koch 2012 single work novel
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 September 2012; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including a note on the launch of Christopher Koch's Lost Voices in Hobart, Tasmania on 22 September 2012. Susan Wyndham also comments on Karleena Mitchell's sculpture Art Attack, a protest against the cancellation of the 2012 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.
At Home With...Christopher Koch Michael Duffy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 September 2012; (p. 91)
The Double Man Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 4-5)
The Voice of Generations Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 28-29) The Saturday Age , 13 October 2012; (p. 28-29) The Canberra Times , 13 October 2012; (p. 19-20)
Christopher Koch : Our Finest Living Novelist Jamie Grant , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 56 no. 11 2012; (p. 7-9)
Historic Connections Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 October 2012; (p. 23)
Now, Read This Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Weekend Australian , 5-6 January 2013; (p. 14-25)
Best in Print 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 December 2012; (p. 30)
Christopher Koch and the Novel as Artwork Pauline Farley , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 57 no. 5 2013; (p. 89-92)
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
Home Truths Peter Pierce , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 November 2013; (p. 18)
'Christopher Koch's final novel embodies his unique place in Australian literature, argues Peter Pierce.'
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