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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Seven Types of Ambiguity
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Adaptations

form y Seven Types of Ambiguity Jacquelin Perske , Jonathan Gavin , Marieke Hardy , ( dir. Glendyn Ivin )et. al.agent) Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2017 10408355 2017 series - publisher film/TV thriller

'Seven-year-old Sam Marin is taken from his school. Much to the relief of his parents Anna and Joe, Sam is found unharmed hours later and the police arrest ex-school teacher, Simon Heywood. It’s not a matter of who took Sam, but a question of why.

'Told from the shifting perspectives of seven characters, this psychological mystery explores the complex emotional terrain of past and present relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love.'

Source: ABC TV (http://about.abc.net.au/abc-in-2017/drama-lovers/). (Sighted: 04/11/2016)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Debbie
  • Epigraph:
    God has pity on kindergarten children.
    He has less pity on school children.
    And on grownups he has no pity at all,
    he leaves them alone,
    and sometimes they must crawl on all fours... (Yehuda Amichai)

  • Included in the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of the Year list for 2005.
  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney,: Picador , 2003 .
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      Extent: 607p.
      ISBN: 0330364235
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
      2003 .
      Extent: 607p.
      ISBN: 0571207170 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Riverhead Books ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 607p.
      ISBN: 157322281X (alk. paper)
    • Sydney,: Picador , 2004 .
      Extent: 607p.
      ISBN: 0330364944
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Faber ,
      2005 .
      Extent: 624p.
      ISBN: 0571207227
Alternative title: Zeven vormen van dubbelzinnigheid
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      De Bezige Bij ,
      2004 .
      Extent: 679p.
      ISBN: 9023414993

Works about this Work

Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman , 2017 extract novel
— Appears in: Underline , March no. 2 2017; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel
Seven Types of Ambiguity Review – Hugo Weaving Conjures Dark Magic Amid a Powerful Cast Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 April 2017;
'ABC TV’s adaptation of Elliot Perlman’s novel is full of electric performances, but turns down the heat on some of the story’s most thrilling elements.'
Silent Triumph of the Individual : Social Investigation through Empathy in Elliot Perlman's Three Dollars, Seven Types of Ambiguity, and The Street Sweeper Fiona Duthie , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 27 no. 2 2013; (p. 197-202)

'The novels of Elliot Perlman encompass a wide variety of social observations and criticism in both contemporary and historical settings. Each novel, Three Dollars, Types of Ambiguity, and The Street Sweeper, most definitely constitutes a recognition of suffering and a cry against inhumanity. However, the principal purpose of these novels is not to wallow in awfulness, nor is it solely to educate readers as to the harder realities of life. Here, Duthie examines Perlman's three novels. ' (Publication summary)

Readers' Choice : Tales of Sensation and Sentiment 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
A Magnificent Seven Sara Dowse , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 11 March 2012; (p. 26)
Acts of Love Helen Elliott , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2003; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel ; Eva's Angel Garry Disher 2003 single work novel
All About Their Ambiguity Penny Hueston , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 August 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel
Doubleman Ben Naparstek , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 August 2003; (p. 7)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel
Perlman's Angry Novel Leaves Its Mark Ben Naparstek , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 29 August vol. 69 no. 51 2003; (p. 20)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel
Greed is Good as a Conversation Piece A. P. Riemer , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 September 2003; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Seven Types of Ambiguity Elliot Perlman 2003 single work novel
But Seriously... Caroline Baum , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 16 August 2003; (p. 27, [31], [33])
A Searing Social Critique Ben Naparstek , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 August 2003; (p. 3a)
Unambiguous Rodomontade Hugh Dillon , 2003-2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 257 2003-2004; (p. 4)
Literary Names Give Award Fresh Life James Hall , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 April 2004; (p. 15)
Reams of Acclaim with No Ambiguity Susan Wyndham , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 February 2005; (p. 10)
A column canvassing current literary events including a section on the overseas reception of Elliot Perlman's Seven Types of Ambiguity.

Awards

2004 shortlisted Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Best Fiction Book
2004 shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award
2004 shortlisted International Awards Commonwealth Writers Prize South East Asia and South Pacific Region Best Book
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