Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
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.


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"This is the best novel I have read in a long time." - Antonia S Byatt

"A beautiful piece of writing - place your bets now for the Booker." - Kate Saunders


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May 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lost Dog
Author(s): Michelle De Kretser
ISBN: 0-7011-8210-5 / 978-0-7011-8210-6 (UK edition)
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August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lost Dog: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 0-316-00184-8 / 978-0-316-00184-7 (USA edition)
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 0-09-951695-0 / 978-0-09-951695-8 (UK edition)
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December 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Lost Dog, The
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
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May 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lost Dog
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Title: The Lost Dog
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Title: The Lost Dog
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