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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 One Foot Wrong
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'A child is imprisoned in a house by her reclusive religious parents. Hester has never seen the outside world; her companions are Cat, Spoon, Door, Handle, Broom, and they all speak to her. Her imagination is informed by one book, an illustrated child's bible, and its imagery forms the sole basis for her capacity to make poetic connection.

'One day Hester takes a brave Alice in Wonderland trip into the forbidden outside (at the behest of Handle - 'turn me turn me'), and this overwhelming encounter with light and sky and sunshine is a marvel to her. From this moment on, Hester learns the concept of the secret, and not telling, and the world becomes something that fills her with feeling as if she is a vessel, empty and bottomless for need of it.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: There is a lion in the way: a lion in the streets. Proverbs xxvi 13

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 , 2008 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      ISBN: 9781741753981
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Other Press ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 18 August 2009.

      ISBN: 9781590513347, 1590513347
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Allison & Busby ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 269p.p.
      ISBN: 9780749007232, 0749007230
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2018 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781760528898
Alternative title: Eén voet verkeerd
Language: Dutch
    • Utrecht,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Signatuur ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 204p.p.
      ISBN: 9789056723002, 9056723006

Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Cheery Author's Bloody Tale of Revenge Miriam Cosic , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 September 2009; (p. 3)
This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

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Prisoners of Consciousness Stephanie Bishop , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 3 no. 8 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
A Versatile Performer Sherrill Nixon , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 26027)
[Review] One Foot Wrong Fiona Edwards , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 87 no. 9 2008; (p. 51)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 July 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
Dark Journey Worth Taking Emily Maguire , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 July 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
Treading Skilfully through a Child's Horrors Louise Swinn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
Prisoners of Consciousness Stephanie Bishop , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 3 no. 8 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel
A Versatile Performer Sherrill Nixon , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 26027)
Cheery Author's Bloody Tale of Revenge Miriam Cosic , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 September 2009; (p. 3)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

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