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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Nowhere Child
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'‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’

'On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

'At first Kim brushes it off, but when she scratches the surface of her family background in Australia, questions arise that aren’t easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy’s home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards a tense, terrifying, and entirely unexpected climax.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • In September 2018, it was announced that Carver Films and Anonymous Content had partnered to acquire the screen rights to this novel. No further details available. (See https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/the-new-thirst-for-australian-crime-reads-20180821-p4zyt0.html)

  • Dedication: For my parents, Ivan and Keera White.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 306p.
      Reprinted: Reprinted February 2019
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9781925584523, 9781925712735
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Minotaur Books ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 385p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 January 2020
      ISBN: 9781250252937
Alternative title: La Niña de Ninguna Parte
Language: Spanish
    • Madrid,
      c
      Spain,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Alianza de Novelas ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 348p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 21, 2019
      ISBN: 9788491814320

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon A Conversation with Christian White Fiona Hardy (interviewer), Deborah Crabtree (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2018 23467874 2018 single work podcast interview

'Booksellers Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to Christian White about his electrifying thriller, The Nowhere Child.'  (Production summary)

To Open the Door, or to Barricade It Christian White , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , July 2018;

'Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, Christian White’s The Nowhere Child (Affirm Press) is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory, the remarkable debut of an exhilarating new Australian talent.' (Introduction)

Christian White : The Nowhere Child ZC , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14-20 July 2018;

— Review of The Nowhere Child Christian White , 2018 single work novel

'Thirty-year-old Melburnian Kimberly Leamy leads a quiet life. She lives alone in a Coburg apartment and drives to a local TAFE at night where she teaches photography. One rainy evening between classes, Kim is approached by James Finn, a stranger who tells her he is certain she’s connected with the disappearance of toddler Sammy Went, who vanished from a small town in the United States 28 years earlier. Specifically, he believes that Kimberly is Sammy, the little sister he has spent his adult life searching for. (Introduction)

Come Out Swinging Deborah Crabtree (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 98 no. 2 2018; (p. 26)

'Christian White's The Nowhere Child tells the story of a Melbourne woman caught up in the investigation a a decades-old kidnapping case in Kentucky. Reviewer Deborah Crabtree spoke to the author of this highly anticipated debut.'  (Introduction)

Christian White : The Nowhere Child ZC , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 14-20 July 2018;

— Review of The Nowhere Child Christian White , 2018 single work novel

'Thirty-year-old Melburnian Kimberly Leamy leads a quiet life. She lives alone in a Coburg apartment and drives to a local TAFE at night where she teaches photography. One rainy evening between classes, Kim is approached by James Finn, a stranger who tells her he is certain she’s connected with the disappearance of toddler Sammy Went, who vanished from a small town in the United States 28 years earlier. Specifically, he believes that Kimberly is Sammy, the little sister he has spent his adult life searching for. (Introduction)

Come Out Swinging Deborah Crabtree (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 98 no. 2 2018; (p. 26)

'Christian White's The Nowhere Child tells the story of a Melbourne woman caught up in the investigation a a decades-old kidnapping case in Kentucky. Reviewer Deborah Crabtree spoke to the author of this highly anticipated debut.'  (Introduction)

To Open the Door, or to Barricade It Christian White , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , July 2018;

'Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, Christian White’s The Nowhere Child (Affirm Press) is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory, the remarkable debut of an exhilarating new Australian talent.' (Introduction)

y separately published work icon A Conversation with Christian White Fiona Hardy (interviewer), Deborah Crabtree (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2018 23467874 2018 single work podcast interview

'Booksellers Fiona Hardy and Deborah Crabtree chat to Christian White about his electrifying thriller, The Nowhere Child.'  (Production summary)

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