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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Kindling
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'Nate Monk is Kieran's father. He's a single parent of a "differently wired" child, a talented musician who once stood on the cusp of success and a man resigned to a pragmatic life of responsibility over opportunity. Both share the scarred aftermath of the Infernal Day.

On a perfect autumn April noon five-and-a-half years before, wife and mother Felicity died saving her only child from a raging house fire. Although Kieran's inadvertent hand was complicit in the tragedy, Nate refused to apportion blame. The tragic circumstances of the blaze, however, constituted a secret that a fearful father dared not share with his "different" son. But now, as the burning forests of nearby Pendarra Hill fill the sky with smoke and the TV screen with concern, Kieran will discover the devastating truth. And driven by a desire to make amends for the "stupid little kid" of half a decade before, he will disappear into the night.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For W, for C, and especially for J
  • Epigraph: Fire is never a gentle master. Proverb

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Autism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person (alternating POVs).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2010 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 248p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Reading Group Notes pp. 229-248.
      ISBN: 9780733625022 (pbk.)
Alternative title: 祖母綠男孩
Transliterated title: Zu mu lu nan hai
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

Untitled Jill Enks , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , September vol. 31 no. 9 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of The Grand Hotel : A Novel Gregory Day , 2010 single work novel ; Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Fire and Family Toni Whitmont (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 45)
Untitled Toni Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Burning Desire for Authenticity Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 July 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Toni Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of The Grand Hotel : A Novel Gregory Day , 2010 single work novel ; Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jill Enks , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , September vol. 31 no. 9 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Kindling Darren Groth , 2010 single work novel
Fire and Family Toni Whitmont (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 45)
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