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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Bloodhound : Searching for My Father
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'I looked up the name in the phone book and rang the number. I tried to imagine the conversation that might ensue. 'Hello? I was wondering if you're the man who was recently at an auction and asked a woman named Mary if I was married and had children and was happy - and if you are, are you my real father?

'Ramona Koval's parents were Holocaust survivors who fled their homeland and settled in Melbourne. As a child, Koval learned little about their lives - only snippets from traumatic tales of destruction and escape. But she always suspected that the man who raised her was not her biological father.

'One day in the 1990s, long after her mother's death, she decides she must know the truth. A phone call leads to a photograph in the mail, then tea with strangers. Before long Koval is interrogating a nursing-home patient, meeting a horse whisperer in tropical Queensland, journeying to rural Poland, learning other languages and dealing with Kafkaesque bureaucracy, all in the hope of finding an answer.

'A quest for identity recounted with Koval's customary humour, Bloodhound takes hold of the reader and never lets go. It is a moving story of the terrible cost of war and of family secrets. ' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For my grandchildren,

    and their children,

    for ten generations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2015 .
      image of person or book cover 3026783240899370066.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 22nd April 2015
      ISBN: 9781922182760
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2016
      ISBN: 9781925240900

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Review : Bloodhound: Searching for My Father Maryanne Vagg , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2015; (p. 59)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Dark Rye Sheila Fitzpatrick , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 66)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Bloodhound CG , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 2 May 2015;

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
The Problems with Secrets Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 30) The Saturday Age , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 April 2015; (p. 36)

— Review of One Life : My Mother's Story Kate Grenville , 2015 single work biography ; Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Emily Laidlaw , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 3 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Curious Writer’s Quest for Family Secrets Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2015; (p. 16-16)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 April 2015; (p. 36)

— Review of One Life : My Mother's Story Kate Grenville , 2015 single work biography ; Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
The Problems with Secrets Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 30) The Saturday Age , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Bloodhound CG , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 2 May 2015;

— Review of Bloodhound : Searching for My Father Ramona Koval , 2015 single work autobiography
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