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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The World Beneath
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'Once, Rich and Sandy were environmental activists, part of a world-famous blockade in Tasmania to save the wilderness. Now, twenty-five years later, they have both settled into the uncomfortable compromises of middle age - although they've gone about it in very different ways. About the only thing they have in common these days is their fifteen-year-old daughter, Sophie.

'When the perennially restless Rich decides to take Sophie, whom he hardly knows, on a trek into the Tasmanian wilderness, his overconfidence and her growing disillusion with him set off a chain of events that no one could have predicted. Instead of respect, Rich finds antagonism in his relationship with Sophie; and in the vast landscape he once felt an affinity with, he encounters nothing but disorientation and fear.

'Ultimately, all three characters will learn that if they are to survive, each must traverse not only the secret territories that lie between them but also those within themselves.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Rosie, for all the hours this book has taken.
  • Epigraphs:

    • In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - Muir
    • The heart of another is a dark forest. - Turgenev

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2009 .
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      Extent: 342p.
      ISBN: 9781921372964 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Black Cat ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 342p.
      ISBN: 0802170714 (pbk.), 9780802170712 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Atlantic Monthly Co. ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: 342p.
      ISBN: 9781843546412 (pbk.), 1843546418 (pbk.)
Alternative title: 千里之行
Transliterated title: Qian li zhi xing
Language: Chinese

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording, electronic journal, braille

Works about this Work

Lost in the Wilderness or Lost of Family Relationships Li-Li Zhang , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Xihua University , October vol. 30 no. 5 2011; (p. 11)
'The World Beneath, first published in the year 2009, is the first novel by Cate Kennedy, often cited as Australia' s queen of the short story. The novel depicts an ordinary family story, reflecting the frustrations and annoyance faced by mid-aged females in contemporary Australia. As a new female writer, Cate Kennedy starts from ordinary daily life and explores women' real demand in the post-feminist era. In this way, she attempted to bring the feminist movement from fantasy to reality. This article first introduces the theme of the novel, and then analyzes three protagonists' inner world from their perspectives.' 

 (Publication abstract)

[Review] The World Beneath 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Publishers Weekly , 25 October vol. 257 no. 42 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The World Beneath Kelsy Peterson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Library Journal , 1 October vol. 135 no. 16 2010; (p. 67-69)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The World Beneath Joanne Wilkinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 December vol. 107 no. 7 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The World Beneath 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 November vol. 78 no. 22 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
A Broader Canvas Fiona Purdon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 August 2009; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
Review Sandy McCutcheon , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 August 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
Deeper Tension Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 30 August 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
Remote Control Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 4 no. 8 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of After the Fire, a Still Small Voice Evie Wyld , 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel ; The River Wife Heather Rose , 2009 single work novel ; The Diamond Anchor Jennifer Mills , 2009 single work novel
Tightrope Transition Jo Case , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 314 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel
Still Sharp but No So Short Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 August 2009; (p. 26-27) The Age , 5 September 2009; (p. 20-21)
The Stretch Angela Bennie , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 September 2009; (p. 22-23)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 26)
A column canvassing current literary news including the Melbourne launch of Cate Kennedy's The World Beneath and the ongoing discussion of Australia's parallel importation laws.
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
Q&A with Cate Kennedy 2010-2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Inscribe , Summer no. 3 2010-2011; (p. 15)
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