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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Tom Houghton : A Novel
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'Tom is a thirteen year old boy growing up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney in 1987. But Tom isn't like the other boys and he tries to escape the bullying he receives by immersing himself in the fantasy world of film.

'When Tom learns that he shares the same name as the great actress Katharine Hepburn's brother (who hanged himself in 1921), he decides to invent for himself a new identity. When his taunters realise he is destined for greatness himself, surely they will change their opinion of him.

'The forty year old Tom looks back on his childhood and tries to make sense of his inability to connect with those around him - but can he change from the person he thinks he was?' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Jeff Ross and for Kirsti Wright
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cammeray, Cremorne - Mosman - Northbridge area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 295p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: October 2015
      ISBN: 9781925184563

Works about this Work

Tom, Todd & Katherine Hepburn Angus Dalton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2015; (p. 34-36)
'Tom Houghton, a new novel by Australian writer Todd Alexander, is a gritty and emotive portrait of a broken man and a lost young boy, who are both swept up in the allure of Hollywood and the charisma of Katherine Hepburn. Angus Dalton finds out more.'
Intriguing Tales in Contrasting Styles Adam Rivett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 December 2015; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Tom Houghton : A Novel Todd Alexander , 2015 single work novel ; Dodge Rose Jack Cox , 2015 single work novel
Intriguing Tales in Contrasting Styles Adam Rivett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 December 2015; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Tom Houghton : A Novel Todd Alexander , 2015 single work novel ; Dodge Rose Jack Cox , 2015 single work novel
Tom, Todd & Katherine Hepburn Angus Dalton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2015; (p. 34-36)
'Tom Houghton, a new novel by Australian writer Todd Alexander, is a gritty and emotive portrait of a broken man and a lost young boy, who are both swept up in the allure of Hollywood and the charisma of Katherine Hepburn. Angus Dalton finds out more.'
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