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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Abstract

'Tom Loxley is holed up in a remote bush shack trying to finish his book on Henry James when his beloved dog goes missing. What follows is a triumph of storytelling, as The Lost Dog loops back and forth in time to take the reader on a spellbinding journey into worlds far removed from the present tragedy.

'Set in present-day [2007] Australia and mid-twentieth century India, here is a haunting, layered work that brilliantly counterpoints new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the untamed, ancient continent beyond. With its atmosphere of menace and an acute sense of the unexplained in any story, it illuminates the collision of the wild and the civilised, modernity and the past, home and exile.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Gus, of course
  • Epigraph: The whole of anything can never be told.- Henry James, Notebook.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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 , 2007 .
      Extent: 345p.
      ISBN: 9781741753394 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Little, Brown , 2008 .
      Extent: 326p.
      ISBN: 9780316001830
Alternative title: Il cane scomparso tra le foglie
Language: Italian
    • Vicenza, Veneto,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Neri Pozza , 2009 .
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9788854503120
      Series: y Le tavole d’oro Neri Pozza (publisher), Vicenza : Neri Pozza , 2000 series - publisher novel 'The series showcases international fiction, with particular focus on Eastern literature.' (From the publisher's website).

Works about this Work

The Dog and the Chameleon Poet Anne Collett , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Captured : The Animal within Culture 2013; (p. 131-151)
Melbourne by the Book John Bailey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 August 2012; (p. 8-9)
There Goes the Neighbourhood! : The Indian-Subcontinental in the Asian / Australian Literary Precinct Mridula Nath Chakraborty , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
This paper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the nature of Asian Australian Writing, a debate that started sometime circa 2000s and seems to have gathered some force with the putative rise of global Asia. In its early stages, the referent for this academic debate was Asian-American Studies and whether or not it made sense for such a trans-Atlantic term to be applied to the Antipodean region. In the last decade, Australia’s position within the Asian geo-political region has been increasingly articulated with respect to bilateral exchange with its immediate neighbours, mainly in the arena of trade and security. Writing this essay in 2012, it seems that the two strands, the academic and the geographical, have strategically merged to define the parametres of Asian Australian Writing. [First paragraph of the article]
Sometimes it Takes a Writer Marion Rankine , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 200 2010; (p. 36-40)
Marion Rankine considers originality and place in Australian writing.
Writers Go to the Dogs ... and Cats, Birds, Monkeys, Pigs Stephen Downes , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 4 no. 1 2009; (p. 24-25)
Untitled David Gaunt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 87 no. 3 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
The Right Sort of People Behaving Badly Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 2 no. 10 2007; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon 2007 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Alienated in Triplicate Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 47)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
The Getting of Un-Wisdom Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
My Life and a Dog Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 November 2007; (p. 28-29)
Plaudits Bring Less Confidence Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 6)
In Search of Missing Links Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 2008; (p. 15)
Covering the Story 'Ampersand Duck' , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 67 no. 2 2008; (p. 28-34)
The Overflow Miriam Cosic , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 July 2008; (p. 9)

A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report about the judging of the Prime Minister's Literary Prize and a comment about the favourable response by a British writer to Michelle de Kretser's novel The Lost Dog.

Settings:
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    Australia,
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    India,
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1900-1999
  • 2000-2009