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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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AbstractHistory

'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),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Little, Brown , 2008 .
      Extent: 326p.
      ISBN: 9780316001830
Alternative title: Il cane scomparso tra le foglie
Language: Italian
    • Vicenza, Veneto,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Neri Pozza , 2009 .
      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9788854503120
      Series: y Le tavole d’oro Neri Pozza (publisher), Vicenza : Neri Pozza , 2000 Z1807960 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)
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.

'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
Two Australians on Man Booker List Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2008; (p. 3)
Australia's Booker Double-Entry Bid Clare Morgan , Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 2008; (p. 12)
Booker Nomination Surprise Shows Author Barking Up Right Tree Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2008; (p. 5)
The Accidental Novelist John Mangan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 August 2008; (p. 19)
Novelsits in Best Company Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 July 2008; (p. 3)
'The Lost Dog' Wins ALS Gold Medal 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 7)
Dog-Inspired Tale Wins Book Prize Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 May 2008; (p. 7)
Stray Thoughts Alison Mcculloch , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 4 May vol. 113 no. 18 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Bush Hauntings Stephen Knight , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 2 May no. 5483 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Untitled A. S. Byatt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Financial Times , 23 June 2008;

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
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
Inner Storyteller Out in the Cold Richard King , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Life's Sweet Mystery Patrick Allington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Exile Leads to Self-Discovery Mary Philip , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 - 25 November 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Off the Leash with Irony James Ley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 December 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Dogged by a Tale That Doesn't Wag Quite Smoothly Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 December 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Stray Thoughts Alison Mcculloch , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 4 May vol. 113 no. 18 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Bush Hauntings Stephen Knight , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 2 May no. 5483 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Untitled A. S. Byatt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Financial Times , 23 June 2008;

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
When a Dog Goes Walkabout Carmen Callil , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Observer , 27 July 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Haunted by History Dara Horn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Washington Post , 8 July 2008; (p. C07)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
An Anthropological Turn? Nathan Hollier , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 192 2008; (p. 88-92)

— Review of On a Wing and a Prayer Peter Bensley 2006 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp 2008 single work novel ; The Solemn Lantern Maker Merlinda Bobis 2008 single work novel ; The Biographer Virginia Patricia Duigan 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; They Called Me the Wildman : The Prison Diary of Henricke Nelson Robert Hollingworth 2008 single work novel ; Many Years a Thief David Hutchison 2007 single work novel ; Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox 2007 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Black Sheep : A Dystopian Novel Ben Peek 2007 single work novel ; Misconceptions Sophie Townsend 2008 single work novel
One Man and His Dog Ursula K. Le Guin , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 14 June 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser 2007 single work novel
Mourning and Loss Jane Shilling , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: New Statesman , 5 June 2008;

— 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.

'Lost Dog' Has Its Day 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 8)
Two Australians on Man Booker List Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2008; (p. 3)
Australia's Booker Double-Entry Bid Clare Morgan , Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 2008; (p. 12)
Booker Nomination Surprise Shows Author Barking Up Right Tree Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2008; (p. 5)
The Accidental Novelist John Mangan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 August 2008; (p. 19)
Novelsits in Best Company Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 July 2008; (p. 3)
'The Lost Dog' Wins ALS Gold Medal 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 88 no. 2 2008; (p. 7)
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)
Dog-Inspired Tale Wins Book Prize Jason Steger , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 May 2008; (p. 7)
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.
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]
The Dog and the Chameleon Poet Anne Collett , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Captured : The Animal within Culture 2013; (p. 131-151)
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