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The Resource The lost dog, author, Michelle de Kretser

The lost dog, author, Michelle de Kretser

Label
The lost dog
Title
The lost dog
Statement of responsibility
author, Michelle de Kretser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in present-day Australia and mid-20th century India, The Lost DogȠis a haunting, beautifully written work that brilliantly counterpoints new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the wild, ancient continent beyond. With its atmosphere of menace and an acute sense of the unexplained in any story, The Lost DogȠintriguingly highlights the collision of the primal and the civilised, modernity and the past and home and exile. A mystery, a love story, a celebration of dogs and the joy they bring us, and a meditation on the essence of art and nature, The Lost DogȠis a gripping contemporary novel which explores the weight of history as well as different ways of seeing and comprehending the world."--From publisher description
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Divorced men
  • Men/women relations
  • Mothers and sons
  • Immigrants
  • Australia
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost dog, author, Michelle de Kretser
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042103816
Isbn
9781741753394
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Label
The lost dog, author, Michelle de Kretser
Publication
Control code
000042103816
Isbn
9781741753394
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :

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