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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Ice
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'An iceberg is towed through the Heads to the astonishment of colonial Sydney. As it melts, the iceberg is revealed as a tomb to the perfectly preserved body of a young sailor, who died forty years before.

'A man lost in grief for his wife is haunted by his memories of her. His life becomes a memorial to her, in the hope of defeating the oblivion of death.

'Ice tells the story of Malcolm McEacharn, the man who brings joy to early Sydney in the form of an iceberg and who later pioneers the first successful refrigerated voyage from Australia to London. He is a brilliant businessman who will later bring electricity to Melbourne, become its Lord Mayor and be one step away from becoming Prime Minister - but he is driven by an obsession that threatens to destroy him and his world.

'Ice also tells a parallel story, set in contemporary Sydney, of a young biographer who lies in a coma, and her bereft husband's desperate attempts to resurrect her by unearthing the truth about her subject McEacharn.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mandy

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: 322p.
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      • Publication date: November 2008.
      ISBN: 9781741754834

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What's Wrong with Australian Fiction? : A Sceptical Look at the Miles Franklin Shortlist David Free , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 53 no. 12 2009; (p. 22-29)
'Once in a while, a literary prize gets awarded to the most talented writer in the field. Admittedly this would happen a lot more often if the judges of such awards simply drew the prize-winner's name out of a hat. The Nobel committee, even if it occasionally pulled out the name of the hat-maker by mistake, would still obtain less bizarre results using the hat method than it does by applying its literary judgment. But still, when a literary award is given to the right winner for the right reason, you get a dim reminder of why such prizes were considered a good idea in the first place.'
Five Males and a Miles Jason Steger , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
Jason Steger previews the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He looks at each of the shortlisted works in turn, noting their authorship, their 'form' and quoting from reviews previously published in the Age.
The $42,000 Question Morag Fraser , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 33)
[Review] Ice Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 347 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
Chipping Away at Australia's Frozen Heart Cassandra Golds , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 5 December vol. 18 no. 24 2008;

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
[Review] Ice Clive Tilsley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 88 no. 3 2008; (p. 31)

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
Rewriting the Past Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 November 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Wanting Richard Flanagan , 2008 single work novel ; Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
Historical Fantasy Skates on Thin Ice A. P. Riemer , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 November 2008; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
Icemania Tim Howard , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 306 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
Hot Tale Frozen in a Perfect Coma Peter Rose , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 3 no. 10 2008; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Ice Louis Nowra , 2008 single work novel
A Love Letter To Her Clive Tilsley , 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 88 no. 3 2008; (p. 41)
Up Next : Louis Nowra : Writer Greg Callaghan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 22-23 November 2008; (p. 9)
The $42,000 Question Morag Fraser , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 33)
Five Males and a Miles Jason Steger , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
Jason Steger previews the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He looks at each of the shortlisted works in turn, noting their authorship, their 'form' and quoting from reviews previously published in the Age.
What's Wrong with Australian Fiction? : A Sceptical Look at the Miles Franklin Shortlist David Free , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 53 no. 12 2009; (p. 22-29)
'Once in a while, a literary prize gets awarded to the most talented writer in the field. Admittedly this would happen a lot more often if the judges of such awards simply drew the prize-winner's name out of a hat. The Nobel committee, even if it occasionally pulled out the name of the hat-maker by mistake, would still obtain less bizarre results using the hat method than it does by applying its literary judgment. But still, when a literary award is given to the right winner for the right reason, you get a dim reminder of why such prizes were considered a good idea in the first place.'
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