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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Blindman's Hat
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'Vernon is an expatriate Australian journalist working in Manhattan for a quality New York daily and Dida is a freelance mobile telephone technician. Muffy is their little white dog, and the world's cutest urban philosopher. When Vernon falls so deeply in love with Dida he stops going to work to be with her, they could not have predicted his former employers would ask, plead, beg, threaten, kidnap and probably even murder to convince Vernon to return to the workplace.

Vernon, Dida and Muffy determine to get to the bottom of all this. They search through dodgy Wall Street transactions, oppressive correspondence, muffled answering machine messages and undertake good twin/bad twin routines and failed hypnotherapy in their search for the truth. In the rare quiet moments, Vernon worries about his dwindling Australianness.

The Blindman's Hat is Paul Auster with added exuberant silliness, Sara Paretsky stuffed full of red herrings, and Herge overcome by lust.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 188p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 1864483164
    • Balmain, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Ligature , 2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 204p.p.

Works about this Work

Speculations on Life in New York Roberta Buffi , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 12 no. 1 1998; (p. 50)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Accidental Detective Zoe Naughten , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 150 1998; (p. 111-112)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
1998 : The Best Young Australian Novelists : Bernard Cohen Jenny Tabakoff , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 May 1998; (p. 8)
The Blindman's Hat Ian McFarlane , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Blast , Spring-Summer no. 35 1997-1998; (p. 25)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Off the Shelf Pamela Ruskin , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 26 December vol. 64 no. 13 1997; (p. 23)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Satire Bounces Back Rosser Street , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 1997; (p. rev 7)

— Review of The Hoax Sophie Masson , 1997 single work novel ; The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Satire of a Winner Katharine England , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 September 1997; (p. 15)

— Review of The Hoax Sophie Masson , 1997 single work novel ; The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Hats Off to an Outrageous Yarn - and the Odd Chapters are Even Better A. P. Riemer , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 August 1997; (p. 10s)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
A Silly New York Crime Story Rosemary Sorensen , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 September 1997; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
A New York Story Vivienne Ulman , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (What's On) , 12 September vol. 63 no. 51 1997; (p. WO7)

— Review of The Blindman's Hat Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work novel
Up, Up and Away Patricia Rolfe , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 116 no. 6086 1997; (p. 76)
Cohen Reaps Reward for His Fast-Lane Fun Louise Carbines , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 1996; (p. B5)
And the Winner is: A Book on Muffy Susan Chenery , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1996; (p. 15)
Australia Unmade Bernard Cohen , 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 September 1997; (p. 5s)
Prize-Winning Author's Tall Tale Karen Booth , 1997 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News (What's On) , 12 September vol. 63 no. 51 1997; (p. WO5)
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