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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Lost Dog
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'Tom Loxley is holed up in a remote bush shack trying to finish his book on Henry James when his beloved dog goes missing. What follows is a triumph of storytelling, as The Lost Dog loops back and forth in time to take the reader on a spellbinding journey into worlds far removed from the present tragedy.

'Set in present-day [2007] Australia and mid-twentieth century India, here is a haunting, layered work that brilliantly counterpoints new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the untamed, ancient continent beyond. With its atmosphere of menace and an acute sense of the unexplained in any story, it illuminates the collision of the wild and the civilised, modernity and the past, home and exile.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Gus, of course
  • Epigraph: The whole of anything can never be told.- Henry James, Notebook.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2007 .
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      Extent: 345p.
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      • Published: November 2007
      ISBN: 9781741753394 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Little, Brown ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 326p.
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      • Published: April 2008
      ISBN: 9780316001830
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Chatto and Windus ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 290p.
      ISBN: 9780701182106 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Back Bay Books ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 326p.
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      • Published 13 August 2009
      ISBN: 9780316001847
Alternative title: Il cane scomparso tra le foglie
Language: Italian
    • Vicenza, Veneto,
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      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Neri Pozza ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 319p.
      ISBN: 9788854503120
      Series: y separately published work icon Le tavole d’oro Neri Pozza (publisher), Vicenza : Neri Pozza , 2000 Z1807960 2000 series - publisher novel 'The series showcases international fiction, with particular focus on Eastern literature.' (From the publisher's website).

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  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Absent Others : Asian-Australian Discontinuities in Michelle de Kretser's 'The Lost Dog' Marie Herbillon , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth : Essays and Studies , Autumn vol. 41 no. 1 2018; (p. 43-52)

'This article relies on the tropes of trauma and gothic haunting to examine Michelle de Kretser's 'The Lost Dog' (2007), in which the protagonist's discarded Indianness allegorically parallels Australia's unwillingness to confront the ghosts of its past. As the novel and its critique of settler culture seem to suggest, the Australian nation should arguably develop alternative cultural paradigms that seek to accommodate both otherness and the most unwelcome aspects of its history, instead of repressing them.' (Publication abstract)

 

y separately published work icon The Mabo Turn in Australian Fiction Geoff Rodoreda , Oxford : Peter Lang , 2017 13852561 2017 multi chapter work criticism

'This is the first in-depth, broad-based study of the impact of the Australian High Court’s landmark Mabo decision of 1992 on Australian fiction. More than any other event in Australia’s legal, political and cultural history, the Mabo judgement – which recognised indigenous Australians’ customary native title to land – challenged previous ways of thinking about land and space, settlement and belonging, race and relationships, and nation and history, both historically and contemporaneously. While Mabo’s impact on history, law, politics and film has been the focus of scholarly attention, the study of its influence on literature has been sporadic and largely limited to examinations of non-Aboriginal novels.

'Now, a quarter of a century after Mabo, this book takes a closer look at nineteen contemporary novels – including works by David Malouf, Alex Miller, Kate Grenville, Thea Astley, Tim Winton, Michelle de Kretser, Richard Flanagan, Alexis Wright and Kim Scott – in order to define and describe Australia’s literary imaginary as it reflects and articulates post-Mabo discourse today. Indeed, literature’s substantial engagement with Mabo’s cultural legacy – the acknowledgement of indigenous people’s presence in the land, in history, and in public affairs, as opposed to their absence – demands a re-writing of literary history to account for a “Mabo turn” in Australian fiction. ' (Publication summary)

The Dog and the Chameleon Poet Anne Collett , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Captured : The Animal within Culture 2013; (p. 131-151)
There Goes the Neighbourhood! : The Indian-Subcontinental in the Asian / Australian Literary Precinct Mridula Nath Chakraborty , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 2 2012;
This paper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the nature of Asian Australian Writing, a debate that started sometime circa 2000s and seems to have gathered some force with the putative rise of global Asia. In its early stages, the referent for this academic debate was Asian-American Studies and whether or not it made sense for such a trans-Atlantic term to be applied to the Antipodean region. In the last decade, Australia’s position within the Asian geo-political region has been increasingly articulated with respect to bilateral exchange with its immediate neighbours, mainly in the arena of trade and security. Writing this essay in 2012, it seems that the two strands, the academic and the geographical, have strategically merged to define the parametres of Asian Australian Writing. [First paragraph of the article]
Melbourne by the Book John Bailey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 August 2012; (p. 8-9)
[Review] The Lost Dog David Gaunt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 87 no. 3 2007; (p. 38)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel
The Right Sort of People Behaving Badly Delia Falconer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 2 no. 10 2007; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Jamaica : A Novel Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work novel ; The Trout Opera Matthew Condon , 2007 single work novel ; The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel
Alienated in Triplicate Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 47)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel
The Getting of Un-Wisdom Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2007; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Lost Dog Michelle De Kretser , 2007 single work novel
My Life and a Dog Fiona Gruber , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 November 2007; (p. 28-29)
Plaudits Bring Less Confidence Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2008; (p. 6)
In Search of Missing Links Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 2008; (p. 15)
Covering the Story 'Ampersand Duck' , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 67 no. 2 2008; (p. 28-34)
The Overflow Miriam Cosic , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 July 2008; (p. 9)

A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report about the judging of the Prime Minister's Literary Prize and a comment about the favourable response by a British writer to Michelle de Kretser's novel The Lost Dog.

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