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Alternative title: The Second Fouling Mark
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Time's Long Ruin : A Novel
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'Nine-year-old Henry Page is a club-footed, deep-thinking loner, spending his summer holidays reading, roaming the melting streets of his suburb, playing with his best friend Janice, and her younger brother and sister. Until one day Janice asks Henry to spend the day at the beach with them. He declines, a decision that will stay with him forever. Time's Long Ruin is based loosely on the disappearance of the Beaumont children from Glenelg beach on Australia Day, 1966. It's a novel about friendship, love and loss; a story about those left behind, and how they carry on.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    They are alive and well somewhere,/ The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,/ And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait/ At the end to arrest it,/ And ceas'd the moment life appear'd. //All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, /And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

    -Walt Witman

    That all should change to ghost and glance and gleam, /And so transmuted stand beyond all change, /And we be poised between the unmoving dream /And the sole moving moment - this is strange. /Past all contrivance, word, or image, or sound, /Or silence, to express, that we who fall /Through time's long ruin should weave this phantom ground /And in its ghostly borders gather all. /There incorruptible the child plays still/ The lover waits beside the trysting tree /The good hour spans its heaven, and the ill, /Rapt in their silent immortality. /As in commemoration of a day /That having been can never pass away.

    -Edwin Muir

    For never was I not, nor thou, nor these kings; /Nor will any of us cease to be hereafter.

    -Bhagavad-Gita

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008
    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2010 .
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      Extent: 422p.
      ISBN: 9781862548305

Works about this Work

'A Dozy City' : Adelaide in J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man and Amy T. Matthew's End of the Night Girl Gillian Dooley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 253-266)
A World Without Books – Or Kindle? Words Simply Fail Me Peter Goers , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November vol. 17 November no. 2013; (p. 86)
A Novel Based on the 1966 Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 February 2012; (p. 22)
The Year's Work in Fiction : 2010-2011 David Whish-Wilson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 56 no. 1 2011; (p. 167-188)

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— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 101)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel
[Review] Time's Long Ruin Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , March no. 361 2010; (p. 37)

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Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel ; Keeping Faith Roger Averill , 2010 single work novel ; Once on a Road Mary-Ellen Mullane , 2010 single work novel
Henry's Vantage Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 14)

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Nightmare in the Suburbs Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-4 April 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel
Lament for a Vanished Childhood World Jo Case , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 April 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel
Wake in Fright Penelope Debelle , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 January 2010; (p. 10-16)
Beaumont Children Novel on Short List Deborah Bogle , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 February 2011; (p. 13)
A Novel Based on the 1966 Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 14 February 2012; (p. 22)
A World Without Books – Or Kindle? Words Simply Fail Me Peter Goers , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November vol. 17 November no. 2013; (p. 86)
'A Dozy City' : Adelaide in J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man and Amy T. Matthew's End of the Night Girl Gillian Dooley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 253-266)
Last amended 16 Nov 2017 06:29:05
Settings:
  • Croydon, Charles Sturt area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Semaphore, Port Adelaide - Enfield area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,
  • 1960s
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