The Resource The Lost Dog

The Lost Dog

Label
The Lost Dog
Title
The Lost Dog
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Loxley is holed up in a remote bush shack trying to finish his book on Henry James when his beloved dog goes missing. What follows is a triumph of storytelling, as The Lost Dog loops back and forth in time to take the reader on a spellbinding journey into worlds far removed from the present tragedy. Set in present-day Australia and mid-twentieth century India, here is a haunting, layered work that brilliantly counterpoints new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the untamed, ancient continent beyond. With its atmosphere of menace and an acute sense of the unexplained in any story, it illuminates the collision of the wild and the civilised, modernity and the past, home and exile. The Lost Dog is a mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature, a meditation on ageing and the passage of time. It is a book of wonders: a gripping contemporary novel which examines the weight of history as well as different ways of understanding the world. '... the best novel I have read for a long time.' - A.S. Byatt, Financial Times
Summary
When his dog is lost somewhere in the bush, Indian-Australian professor Tom Loxley sets aside the biography he is writing to search for his canine friend, aided by artist Nelly Zhang, a companion of questionable trustworthiness whose husband had gone missing years earlier
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2008.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2008.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
258244
Cataloging source
ANL
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De Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lost Dog
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_027159
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741767063
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lost Dog
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_027159
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781741767063
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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