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The Hunter

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
In the vast wilderness of Tasmania's plateau, the Tasmanian tiger - the thylacine - long thought extinct, has been spotted, sparking the imagination of the locals and drawing the dubious interests of outsiders. One of the latter is M, whose objective is to find the creature for a multinational biotech company. In The Hunter, author Julia Leigh tracks M's fateful course, from his base camp with a young family whose ranks were decimated by the wilderness, to the forests where M immerses himself in the tiger's world - reading footprints in the mud, covering his scent with animal dung. What begins as a business proposition takes on mythic aspects as M's quest becomes ever more obsessive, a search not for ultimate profit but for the essence of life that technology has all but crushed.



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December 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 1-4177-0447-0 / 978-1-4177-0447-7 (USA edition)
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September 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 1-56858-169-6 / 978-1-56858-169-9 (USA edition)
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1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-568-58169-5 / 978-0-568-58169-2 (UK edition)
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-14-200002-7 / 978-0-14-200002-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-571-20019-2 / 978-0-571-20019-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-571-20395-7 / 978-0-571-20395-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-571-20009-5 / 978-0-571-20009-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter
Author(s): Julia Leigh
ISBN: 0-14-028351-X / 978-0-14-028351-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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