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'It has been six months since Tess Müller stopped speaking. Her silence is baffling to her parents, her teachers and her younger sister Meg, but the more urgent mystery for both girls is where their mother, Evangeline, goes each day, pushing an empty pram and returning home wet, muddy and dishevelled.

'Their father, Stefan, struggling with his own losses, tends to his apiary and tries to understand why his bees are disappearing. But after he discovers a car wreck and human remains on their farm, old secrets emerge to threaten the fragile family.

'One day Tess's teacher Jim encounters Evangeline by the wild Repentance River. Jim is in flight from his own troubles in Sydney, and Evangeline, raised in a mountain commune and bearing the scars of the fire that destroyed it, is a puzzle he longs to solve.

'As the rainforest trees are felled and the lakes fill with run-off from the expanding mines, Tess watches the landscape of her family undergo shifts of its own. A storm is coming and the Müllers are in its path.

'Sometimes we must confront what has been lost so that we can know the solace of being found.

'The World Without Us is a beautifully told story of secrets and survival, family and community, loss and renewal.' (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • Dedication: For Roger and Guy
  • A short review for this novel appeared in World Literature Today Vol. 93 Issue 3, p47

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Bloomsbury ,
      2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 293p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 01-08-2015
      ISBN: 9781408866504
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bloomsbury ,
      2017 .
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      This image has been sourced from Booktopia
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st February 2017
      ISBN: 9781408866528

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Works about this Work

Australian Fiction Is Already Challenging the Idea That Catastrophic Bushfire Is Normal Rachel Fetherston , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 January 2020;

'The stories we tell about bushfire are changing. Our writers have been grappling with its link to climate crisis for years'

The Stella Interview : Mireille Juchau 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Stella Interviews 2018;

'Mireille Juchau is the author of 2016 Stella Prize shortlisted book, The World Without Us. We chatted to Mireille about her mentors, favourite authors and the spaces in which she works.'(Introduction)

What I’m Reading – Kate Mildenhall Kate Mildenhall , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2017;
Utopia and Utopian Studies in Australia Andrew Milner , Verity Burgmann , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Utopian Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2016; (p. 200-209)
'There are no independently Australian translations of Thomas More’s Utopia. Nor is there any equivalent in Australia to the Society for Utopian Studies in North America or the Utopian Studies Society in Europe. Nor are there any extant formal research groups or undergraduate or graduate courses in utopian studies. There are, however, distinctively Australian traditions of utopian writing, both eutopian and dystopian, and also a limited field of Australian utopian studies, essentially the work of individual scholars. This article attempts a brief description of both.' (Publication summary)
March in Fiction Michalia Arathimos , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2016;

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2015 2015 anthology short story ; Fever of Animals Miles Allinson , 2015 single work novel ; The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
There's a Sting in the Tale as Communal Calamity Looms A. P. Riemer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 2015; (p. 29) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 August 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
What to Do When the Buzz Wears off Geordie Williamson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 August 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
Mireille Juchau : The World Without Us Annette Marfording , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2015;

— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
An Environment of Fissures and Fractures Karen Hardy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 September 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
Consolation Susan Lever , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of The World Without Us Mireille Juchau , 2015 single work novel
Annette Marfording’s Best Reads of 2015 Annette Marfording , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October - December no. 16 2015;
Miles Franklin Award Longlist 2016 : Five Out of Nine Nominees Are Women Steph Harmon , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 5 April 2016;
Includes The 2016 Miles Franklin longlist
Utopia and Utopian Studies in Australia Andrew Milner , Verity Burgmann , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Utopian Studies , vol. 27 no. 2 2016; (p. 200-209)
'There are no independently Australian translations of Thomas More’s Utopia. Nor is there any equivalent in Australia to the Society for Utopian Studies in North America or the Utopian Studies Society in Europe. Nor are there any extant formal research groups or undergraduate or graduate courses in utopian studies. There are, however, distinctively Australian traditions of utopian writing, both eutopian and dystopian, and also a limited field of Australian utopian studies, essentially the work of individual scholars. This article attempts a brief description of both.' (Publication summary)
y separately published work icon The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau Jan Hutchinson , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2016 12215143 2016 single work criticism
The Stella Interview : Mireille Juchau 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Stella Interviews 2018;

'Mireille Juchau is the author of 2016 Stella Prize shortlisted book, The World Without Us. We chatted to Mireille about her mentors, favourite authors and the spaces in which she works.'(Introduction)

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