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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 This Is How
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This Is How tells the story of Patrick Oxtoby, an outsider longing to fit in. When his fiancé Sarah breaks off their engagement, Patrick leaves home and moves to a boarding house in a seaside village a few hours away. In spite of his hopes for a new and better life, Patrick struggles to make friends or make the right impression. He can't shake the feeling that his new acquaintances are conspiring against him, further fracturing his fragile personality and prompting him to take a course of action that alters the course of his life. (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Reading Group Guide available through the Text Publishing website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2009 .
      Extent: 377p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Julian Owen
      • Epigraph: 'Everything unconditional belongs in pathology.' Nietzsche
      ISBN: 9781921520532
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      Black Cat ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 377p.
      ISBN: 9780802170620, 0802170625
    • Edinburgh,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Canongate ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 376p.
      ISBN: 1847673821, 9781847673824

Works about this Work

Page Turners Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 359 2010; (p. 27)
Untitled Robert Lumsden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 2 no. 1 2009;

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
'Love Me or Leave Me' Is Blindness Jane Sullivan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 September 2009; (p. 28)
Jane Sullivan comments on some unlikeable characters in Australian and international novels.
Untitled Katie Horner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 34)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Date with Disaster Ross Southernwood , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 August 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 June 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Review of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 June 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Criminal Minds Madeline Healy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 July 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Simple and Sympathetic Portrait of an Outsider Delia Falconer , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 July 2009; (p. 26-27)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Daydream Believer Rebecca Starford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 313 2009; (p. 12-13)

— Review of This Is How M. J. Hyland , 2009 single work novel
Telling It Like It Is Alyssa Mcdonald , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 June 2009; (p. 10-11)
Talent for Lying Persuasively Tom Adair , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2009; (p. 26-27) The Age , 4 July 2009; (p. 24-25)
'Love Me or Leave Me' Is Blindness Jane Sullivan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 September 2009; (p. 28)
Jane Sullivan comments on some unlikeable characters in Australian and international novels.
Page Turners Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 359 2010; (p. 27)
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