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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Cartographer
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'Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house.

'In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city, trying to make sure he doesn't cross the path of the murderer, who he believes wishes to silence and dispose of him. Comics and superheroes inform his strategies for avoiding the bogeyman, as does the memory of his twin brother, Tom, who recently died in a tragic accident.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Lois
  • Epigraph:

    We look at the world once, in childhood.

    The rest is memory.

    Louise Gluck, 'Nostos'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 6302255802850150372.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 386p.
      Description: map on endpapers
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 February 2012.
      ISBN: 9780730493808 (ebk.), 9780732293161 (pbk.)

Other Formats

  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Review : The Cartographer by Peter Twohig Simon Sleight , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 8 no. 3 2014;

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Navigating the Mean Streets of Post-war Melbourne : Geoffrey McGeachin’s Blackwattle Creek and Peter Twhoig’s The Cartographer Robert Goodman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , January 2013;

— Review of Blackwattle Creek Geoff McGeachin , 2012 single work novel ; The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
You're Reading Francine Gordon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 May (p. 21)
Lauded for Work, Crime Writer Lord Cast the First Stein Jason Steger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2012; (p. 14)
[Review] The Cartographer Lucas Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 67)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Cartographer Paul Landymore , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2011/12 vol. 91 no. 6 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Mapping a Dark Journey of Childhood Patricia Maunder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sun-Herald , 12 February 2012; (p. 7) The Sunday Age , 12 February 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Boys Own Adventure Is Obsessively off the Map Ed Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 February 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Mapper of the Underworld Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 February 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Fiction David Gilchrist , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 February 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Cartographer Peter Twohig , 2012 single work novel
Lauded for Work, Crime Writer Lord Cast the First Stein Jason Steger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2012; (p. 14)
You're Reading Francine Gordon , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 May (p. 21)
Last amended 6 Nov 2014 11:12:58
Settings:
  • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1950s
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