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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Skins
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'Shipwrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1835, Dorothea Newell is marooned on Middle Island with other survivors. Stranded, they seek shelter in a sealers' camp. The desolate environment of the island camp is a place where men from all corners of the globe struggle to trade seal skins, and the appearance of women-rare commodities in that place and time-opens a further form of trade. As a desperate means of survival, Dorothea is forced into an alliance with the camp's fierce leader, John Anderson.

'Skins is the compelling story of Dorothea's emotional and physical journey back to civilisation. Featuring an immense, wild landscape of ocean and islands untainted by human existence, Sarah Hay writes a remarkable tale of people who have fallen through the gaps of recorded history.' (Synopsis)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my family

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Allen and Unwin , 2002 .
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      Extent: 226p.
      ISBN: 1865088072

Works about this Work

Language Wins Through in Historical Novel Marie Devers , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 101)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
[Review] Skins Rosemary Sayer , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Tampa Proof? Australian Fiction 2002-2003 Paul Genoni , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 48 no. 2003; (p. 159-174)
[Review] Skins Marion Campbell , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 13 2003;

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Vogel Award Winner Presents Beautifully Janine Prince , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Newswrite : The Newsletter of the New South Wales Writers' Centre , May no. 126 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
More Than Skin Deep Kelly McWilliam , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2002; (p. 7)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Skins Too Lose, Author Overstretched Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 15 December 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Savages All in the Colonies Stephanie Green , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 247 2002-2003; (p. 59)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Poetic and Photographic Clarity Carmel Bird , 2002-2003 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 91 2002-2003; (p. 66-67)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Vogel Award Winner Presents Beautifully Janine Prince , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Newswrite : The Newsletter of the New South Wales Writers' Centre , May no. 126 2003; (p. 34)

— Review of Skins Sarah Hay 2002 single work novel
Sealer's Tale Captured from the Gaps of Time 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 29 September 2001; (p. 38)
Journey to Landscapes of the Mind Bron Sibree , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 March 2003; (p. 3a)
Who was Dorothea Newell? Sarah Hay , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 75 2002; (p. 125-128)
Hay discusses her research for and the writing of her novel Skins in which Dorothea Newell is the main character.
Inspiration in the Islands Jan Hallam , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Times [Perth] , 16 March 2003; (p. 45-47)
Tampa Proof? Australian Fiction 2002-2003 Paul Genoni , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 48 no. 2003; (p. 159-174)
Last amended 10 Nov 2017 13:33:02
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  • Middle Island, Esperance area, Southeast Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1835
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