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'A delightful debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions from Australian singer/guitarist/songwriter, Holly Throsby.

'It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the sky. After that, in a small town like Goodwood, where we had what Nan called 'a high density of acquaintanceship', everything stopped. Or at least it felt that way. The normal feeling of things stopped.

'Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It's a place where it's impossible to keep a secret.

'In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood's most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home.

'People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don't just disappear.

'As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.

'Rich in character and complexity, its humour both droll and tender, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Alvy
  • Other formats: Also large print.
  • Other formats: Also dyslexic edition

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
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      Allen and Unwin ,
      2016 .
      image of person or book cover 5308735297767320134.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 378p.
      Reprinted: 2018 , (Paperback ed.)
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2016.
      ISBN: 9781760293734

Works about this Work

Moral Panics and Masculinities : Queering Australian YA Jonno Revanche , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2018;

'For a generation of boys, the youth lit canon often centralised visceral physicality over true intimacy and vulnerability. But for today’s young queer readers grappling with questions of gender and desire, a new canon is emerging that captures more nuanced and diverse ways to come of age.' (Introduction)

Sleepy Goodwood, Changed Forever Shelley Orchard , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 October 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel ; Only Daughter Anna Snoekstra , 2016 single work novel
Subtle Symmetries and Dark Mutterings Daniel Herborn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 November 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel
Bookmark This : From Fielding to Feminism – October's Literary Highlights Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton , 2016 selected work autobiography essay ; Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel
Small Worlds, Big Issues Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel ; The Fence Meredith Jaffé , 2016 single work single work novel
Holly Throsby, Goodwood DV , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 1 October 2016;

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel
Small Worlds, Big Issues Andrew McMillen , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 October 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel ; The Fence Meredith Jaffé , 2016 single work single work novel
Bookmark This : From Fielding to Feminism – October's Literary Highlights Stephanie Honor Convery , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 October 2016;

— Review of The Boy Behind the Curtain Tim Winton , 2016 selected work autobiography essay ; Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel
Subtle Symmetries and Dark Mutterings Daniel Herborn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 November 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel
Sleepy Goodwood, Changed Forever Shelley Orchard , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 October 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Goodwood Holly Throsby , 2016 single work novel ; Only Daughter Anna Snoekstra , 2016 single work novel
Moral Panics and Masculinities : Queering Australian YA Jonno Revanche , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , April 2018;

'For a generation of boys, the youth lit canon often centralised visceral physicality over true intimacy and vulnerability. But for today’s young queer readers grappling with questions of gender and desire, a new canon is emerging that captures more nuanced and diverse ways to come of age.' (Introduction)

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