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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Bright and Distant Shores
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'Set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific, Bright and Distant Shores is both a sweeping epic and a triumph of lyrical storytelling. Chicago First Equitable has won the race to construct the world's tallest building and its president, Hale Gray, hits upon a surefire way to make it an enduring landmark: to establish on the roof an exhibition of real-life "savages".

'He sponsors a South Seas voyage to collect not only weaponry and artefacts, but also "several natives related by blood" for the company's rooftop spectacle. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans: Owen Graves, the voyage's head trader from Chicago's South Side, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in Melanesia - two young men haunted by their pasts.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For the original clan, with love and gratitude -
    Fran, Lanny, Tamara, Nicole and Natasha.

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 , 2011 .
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      Extent: 504p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: March 2011.
      ISBN: 9781439198889 (ebk.), 9781742374161, 9781439198865 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Picks of the Crop Jo Case , Chris Flynn , Morag Fraser , David McCooey , Maria Tumarkin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26-27)
The judges of the 2011 Age Book of the Year Awards comment on each of the fifteen shortlisted titles. Morag Fraser and Maria Tumarkin comment on the non-fiction titles, David McCooey on the poetry titles and Jo Case and Chris Flynn on the fiction titles.
Voyage to the Edge of Humanity David Messer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 May 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 February 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Tale of a Shrinking World Kathleen Noonan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 February 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Dominic Smith Linda Morris , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2011; (p. 34-35)
Untitled Jessica Broadbent , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Ambition in Towering Detail Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 February 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
The New Pacific Solution James Bradley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Cheryl Jorgensen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 40)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12 March 2011; (p. 38)

— Review of Bright and Distant Shores Dominic Smith , 2011 single work novel
Dominic Smith Linda Morris , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2011; (p. 34-35)
The Picks of the Crop Jo Case , Chris Flynn , Morag Fraser , David McCooey , Maria Tumarkin , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26-27)
The judges of the 2011 Age Book of the Year Awards comment on each of the fifteen shortlisted titles. Morag Fraser and Maria Tumarkin comment on the non-fiction titles, David McCooey on the poetry titles and Jo Case and Chris Flynn on the fiction titles.
Between Worlds : Dominic Smith on Bright and Distant Shores Angela Meyer , 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Crikey , September 2011;
Last amended 4 Nov 2016 09:27:00
Settings:
  • Chicago, Illinois,
    c
    United States of America (USA),
    c
    Americas,
  • South Pacific, Pacific Region,
  • 1890s
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