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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Book of Emmett
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'Emmett Brown is as dark as Heathcliff, and as unpredictable. Sometimes he's an inspiration, but not often. He's a man of booze and obsessions: one of them is his "System", an attempt to bend the laws of probability. But when the lottery numbers and horses fail him, so do love and reason, and he becomes an ogre to his wife and children.

'For the innocents - Louisa, Rob, Peter, Daniel and Jessie - the bonds formed hiding in hedges at the end of the street, waiting for the maelstroms to pass, are complex and unbreakable. Over the years, the consequences of Emmett's rages shape both their spirits and psyches, but as he lies dying they discover that love - however imperfect - is the best defence against pain.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Miles Takes to the Road Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 June 2010; (p. 27)
A column canvassing current literary news including the decision by Trust to move the announcement of the Miles Franklin Literary Award around various Australian cities. Jason Steger also reports on Deborah Emmett's response to being on the 2010 shortlist for the Miles Franklin.
Pick a Franklin Winner William Yeoman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 2010; (p. 6-7)
Writer's 'Lyrical' Memoir Wins Kibble Prize 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 17)
Quotes judging panel chairman, Robert Dixon, describing the winning work by Shirley Walker as 'a lyrical elegy to the generation before.'
Franklin Long-List Honour for Debuts Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2010; (p. 19)
Caught in a Father's Dark Legacy Diane Stubbings , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel
Subterranean Echoes Catherine Ford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , March vol. 4 no. 2 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard , 2009 single work novel ; Things We Didn't See Coming Steven Amsterdam , 2009 selected work short story
Family Life Mixes Terror with Joy Jennifer Levasseur , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 March 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel
Journey into a Dark Fatherland Jo Case , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 April 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Melanie Barton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jay Daniel Thompson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 63)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel
The Long, Winding Path to Understanding Liz Porter , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 March 2009; (p. 15)
Franklin Long-List Honour for Debuts Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2010; (p. 19)
Writer's 'Lyrical' Memoir Wins Kibble Prize 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 17)
Quotes judging panel chairman, Robert Dixon, describing the winning work by Shirley Walker as 'a lyrical elegy to the generation before.'
Pick a Franklin Winner William Yeoman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 2010; (p. 6-7)
The Miles Takes to the Road Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 June 2010; (p. 27)
A column canvassing current literary news including the decision by Trust to move the announcement of the Miles Franklin Literary Award around various Australian cities. Jason Steger also reports on Deborah Emmett's response to being on the 2010 shortlist for the Miles Franklin.
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