Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giveaway: The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

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.









About Michelle:

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer.

The Hamilton Case, her second novel, received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region), and the Society of Authors’ (U.K.) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award in Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book.

The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction.



Thanks to Hachette Book Group I have five copies to give away!

Contest runs from August 2, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST August 23, 2009. Winners will be announced August 24, 2009. Open to residents of US and Canada only. No PO boxes.

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50 comments:

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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I am a follower.
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I am a Twitter follower.
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I commented about this contest on Twitter - debdesk.
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MoziEsmé said...

I'd love to read this!

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And I'm a follower...

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SunnyView said...

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Jessica said...

I'd love to be included for the giveaway. Thank you.
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I commented under "Interview: A House Full of Whispers by Sharon Wallace".

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Rebecca N. said...

This sounds like a really good read! I would love to be entered to win this one! Thanks for the great giveaway!


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I commented on your interview with the author of A House Full Of Whispers

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MJ said...

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Mardel said...

I love dogs, I like reading about them. I hope this actually has a little about the dog in it.

I would like to enter the contest please

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hello,
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ccqdesigns said...

I have been reading books about Australia or by Australian authors so this one is on my wish list.
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ccqdesigns said...

I am a follower on google reader.
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I tweeted this at ccqdesigns. Love the easy button!
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Nelsby said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!
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I am following your blog.
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I am following you on Twitter...my user name is Nelsby.
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Mishel said...

Hey there! I'd love a chance to win this book =)

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Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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I am a follower.
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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to win this book - please count me in!

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I already follow & subscribe via Google Reader.
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Commented on the "Have you read more than 6 of these books?" post.

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Anita Yancey said...

This sounds like a good book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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I am a subscriber!

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Belinda M said...

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Sue said...

I loved her previous book, The Hamilton Case. I'd love to read this as well. Looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Dawn M. said...

I've been really curious about this book. Would love the chance to read it. Please enter me. :0)

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I subscribe by email. :0)

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