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De Kretser, Michelle

Works: 27 works in 197 publications in 6 languages and 4,555 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Ghost stories  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PR9619.4.D4, 823.91
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michelle De Kretser
Most widely held works by Michelle De Kretser
The Hamilton case by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His career guided by British culture and his Oxford education, Ceylon lawyer Sam Obeysekere tackles a scandal-ridden murder trial, mistakenly convinced that his reputation will shield him from the social unrest that the case has exposed
The lost dog : a novel by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend. Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized
Questions of travel : a novel by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendes is on the other side of the world--his humble father dead, his mother struggling, determined to succeed in computer science. Their stories alternate throughout-- culminating in unlikely fates for them both, destinies influenced by travel--voluntary in her case, enforced in his. With money from an inheritance, Laura sets off to see the world, returning to Sydney to work for a travel guide. There she meets Ravi, a Sri Lankan political exile who wants only to see a bit of Australia and make a living" -- from dust jacket
The rose grower : a novel by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, on the fourteenth of July, American balloonist Stephen Fletcher falls from the sky into the pastoral world of the sisters Saint-Pierre--Mathilde, Claire, and Sophie--and of Joseph Morel who loves Sophie
Springtime : a ghost story by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances is haunted by the unknowability of her husband's previous life and as she walks around her neighborhood to clear her head she sees a garden that seems to be suspended in time
Brief encounters : stories of love, sex & travel by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best Australian essays 2016 by Geordie Williamson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agile hard-hitting, symphonic - Australia has much to celebrate in its non-fiction writing. Geordie Williamson gathers the Best Australian Essays in his role as editor for a second year. Expect an enthralling mix of evocation and ideas, politics and culture
The lost dog by Michelle De Kretser( Recording )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Loxley is holed up in a remote cottage in the bush, trying to finish a book on Henry James, when his dog goes missing, trailing a length of orange twine. The house belongs to Nelly Zhang, an elusive artist with whom Tom has become enthralled. What follows is a triumph of storytelling as 'The Lost Dog' loops back and forth in time to take the listener on a breathtaking journey into worlds far removed from the present tragedy. 'The Lost Dog' is a mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature. -- Container
The suburbs of hell : a novel by Randolph Stow( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His eyes are on the one eye of the rifle. His mouth splits open his brown beard. He throws up a hand, palm outward, in an unwilled, futile gesture to ward off death. A killer is hounding the seaside town of Old Tornwich. Residents are gripped by fear and suspicion, and the finger of blame is pointed in all directions. But the bodies keep falling and the crimes remain unsolved, the culprit at large. No mere whodunnit, The Suburbs of Hell—its story inspired by a real-life serial killer—is a profoundly disturbing psychological drama with a devastating conclusion, the final work of one of Australia’s greatest writers."--Publisher's website
Questions of travel by Michelle De Kretser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories, from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia
The rose grower by Michelle De Kretser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote province of southern France a young woman, Sophie Saint-Pierre, nurtures an ambition to create a repeat flowering crimson rose, the like of which has never been seen in Europe. Then an American balloonist falls out of the sky and into her life; and the local doctor, who dreams of improving the world is also drawn into her orbit. But the year is 1789 and public events in Paris are closing in on the private world of the Saint-Pierre family. A gripping tale of love, roses and the French Revolution
The glass-blowers by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faithful to her word, Sophie Duval reveals to her long-lost nephew the tragic story of a family of master craftsmen in eighteenth-century France. The world of the glass-blowers has its own traditions, it's own language - and its own rules. 'If you marry into glass' Pierre Labbé warns his daughter, 'you will say goodbye to everything familiar, and enter a closed world'. But crashing into this world comes the violence and terror of the French Revolution against which, the family struggles to survive. The Glass Blowers is a remarkable achievement - an imaginative and exciting reworking of du Maurier's own family history
L'écriture du "Nouveau Monde" by Raphaëlle Reyrolle( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dérives des continents : roman by Michelle De Kretser( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Australie et ses écrivains conférence du 17 mai 2006( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cotters' England by Christina Stead( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This strange and fascinating novel is the first of Christina Stead's works to be set wholly in England, the England of the post-war working class, explored through the lives of one particular family, the Cotters, and their friends and acquaintances in the East End of London, in Newcastle and in Durham. Through the lives of the sisters Nellie Cook and Peggy Cotter and their brother Tom, Christina Stead presents a picture of blighted aspiration and hope deferred, and of betrayal within the working class movement through the confusion and opportunism of many of its trade union and Labour Party leaders. Cotters' England is also a novel about the variety of human sexuality - heterosexual love within and outside marriage, lesbian love, incestuous love
La mangeuse de roses [roman] by Michelle De Kretser( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Hamilton case
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