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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Listen
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'On Christmas Eve in 1967, a London woman unhappily transplanted to the Australian suburbs makes a decision that will change forever the lives of her four young children.

'Forty years on, those children are adept at concealing their shared pain. Deborah has a demanding political career, James is a successful artist, Robert a respected school principal. Only Meredith, the baby of the family seems struck. But as their father begins to lose his grip on reality, they find themselves floundering in an unfamiliar sea. And their past is about to reach into the present in ways that will shock and challenge them all.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Phillip, first, best, always.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2006 .
      Extent: 365p.
      ISBN: 0670029440, 9780670029440
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Plume ,
      2008 .
      Alternative title: Without a Backward Glance
      Extent: viii, 371p.p.
      ISBN: 9780452289475 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

'Without a Backward Glance' Emotionally Resonant Allecia Vermillion , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Chicago Sun-Times , 17 August 2008;

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
The Aftermath of Abandonment Melinda Bargreen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Seattle Times , 8 August 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
Better a Beaut Bloke Than a Great Guy Kate Veitch , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 January 2008; (p. 8-9)
Kate Veitch comments on the process of changing her novel Listen to make it acceptable to an American market. She notes some of the terms and situations that could have been unfamiliar to American audiences and explains where and why she drew the line in modifying her text.
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 December 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Making Noises Euan Mitchell , 2006 single work novel ; Glass Adriana Moya Ellis , 2006 selected work short story ; Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel ; The Feng Shui Detective's Casebook Nury Vittachi , 2006 single work novel
Reverting to Type Marina Cornish , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 52)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
Mother and Child Reunion Frances Atkinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
When It's Down to Sex, Literary Lovers Come Good Rosemary Sorensen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel ; Metro Alasdair Duncan , 2006 single work novel ; Silent Parts John Charalambous , 2006 single work novel ; The Long Road of the Junkmailer Patrick Holland , 2006 single work novel
Rosemarie's Babies Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
Skim Linda Jaivin , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 124 no. 6539 2006; (p. 74-75)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel ; The Dark Part of Me Belinda Burns , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 86 no. 3 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch , 2006 single work novel
A Goss Fest? Please! I'm a Serious Writer Kate Veitch , 2006 single work diary
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 September 2006; (p. 14)
When Words Never Fail Karen Hardy , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 September 2006; (p. 8-9)
A Reality Found Through Fiction Kate Veitch , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 September 2006; (p. 64)
When Lies Can Bind Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 September 2006; (p. 11)
Foreword : Good Times, Bad Times Kate Veitch , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 16-17 September 2006; (p. 14)
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