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The Lost Dog
The Lost Dog
by Michelle de Kretser
Publisher Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
Published on: 18 December 2009
Categories Fiction
Available Formats:
Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print):
1 Volume,
9781458746924,
$ 44.99
Dyslexic Edition:
1 Volume,
9781458744852,
$ 49.99
Editorial Reviews
  • NSW Premier’s Book of the Year Award, Winner, 2008
  • ALS Gold Medal, Winner, 2008
  • “…De Kretser’s unadorned, direct sentences illustrate her characters’ flaws and desires, and she does an admirable job of illuminating how life and art overlap in the 21st century.” —Publishers Weekly
  • “…prose that’s spare and sublime…” —Booklist
About the Book
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.
About the Author
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