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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Water under Water
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Water Under Water is the story of Jim and Tom Campion, a father and son who share a passion for the water. Jim is a high achiever - Tom has Down Syndrome. The novel is as much about their struggle to love and accept each other as it is a boy's coming of age tale.

Tom and his Adventurers Club, all young adults with special needs, go on a white water rafting weekend with two carers. Jim, Tom's dad, at the insistence of his wife Fran, is to drive and join them. Tom is now 19 and Fran has told Jim that she is not sure that she can love Jim anymore as she does not believe that he has allowed himself to love Tom in the same way he loves James, their older son. The rafting trip is a test of love - in every direction. And it tests a lot more.

Challenging the stability of a long-term marriage and what can wrench it apart or fritter it away, the constitution of a perfect family, independence and adventure, living with disabilities - this novel is about love.' (Publisher's synopsis)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Down syndrome.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person (not the disabled character).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2011 .
      Extent: 257p.
      ISBN: 9781864711608

Works about this Work

Take Three Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 26 June 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 June 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel ; Long Paddock vol. 70 no. 3 2011 periodical issue
Review : Fiction Jane Barry , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 June 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
Reflections on Troubled Waters Louise Swinn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel ; Watercolours Adrienne Ferreira , 2003 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 May 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Faces in the Clouds Matt Nable , 2011 single work novel ; Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 May 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Faces in the Clouds Matt Nable , 2011 single work novel ; Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
Reflections on Troubled Waters Louise Swinn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4 - 5 June 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel ; Watercolours Adrienne Ferreira , 2003 single work novel
Review : Fiction Jane Barry , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 June 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 June 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel ; Long Paddock vol. 70 no. 3 2011 periodical issue
Take Three Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 26 June 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Water under Water Peter Rix , 2011 single work novel
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