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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

Sri Lankan Australian

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser
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I really enjoyed De Kretser‘s writing, especially her descriptions. The Lost Dog is about Tom who loses his dog and the things he discovers about himself, his family and his love interest over the days that his dog is missing. The central message for me from the book is that it is neither possible nor necessary to know everything, especially about significant others. As Tom discovers this the reader is simultaneously forced to accept this as well.

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

“It would always be possible to stroll around d to the back of knowledge and look at it from the other side.”

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

“ ‘Those corporate occasions where all men wear their wives.‘ “ Nelly

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

“Calamities, like moths are drawn to the light. To speak glowingly of Tom was to risk the wrong sort of attention...It became her habit to call attention to her son‘s limitation. Disparagement might mean the opposite of what it says; it might be a form of love. Only, it is difficult for the disparaged to construe it as such.”

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

“Charity, as those who have endured it know, is not easily distinguished from control.”
“She possesses the despot‘s talent for representing oppression as benevolence, and was herself entirely swayed by the performance.”

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

“Nelly Atwood failed the first universal test of womanliness, which is to appear meek. She failed the first Australian test of virtue, which is to appear ordinary.”

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MariettaSG
The Lost Dog | Michelle De Kretser

First read of 2020, I like her writing style and use of pace so far.
Australia and Sri Lanka. 🇦🇺 🇱🇰

thereflectiveflaneur OMG!!!! De Kretser is my fav female Aussie author. The Rose Grower and The Hamilton Case are her best works. These were before she become mega famous and moved to Sydney. (edited) 1mo
MariettaSG @thereflectiveflaneur This is my first De Kretser, just grabbed it off the library shelf. I‘ll check out your suggestions if this one inspires me but I have such a long TBR list. 1mo
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Aimeesue
Heliopolis | James Scudamore
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Picking up The Tall Girl from college means a visit to Riverby Books. Two more Europa Edition books for me, plus the lovely My Ideal Bookshelf. Even with the traffic being horrendous on 95 already, TTG + books = a great day. ❤️❤️❤️

readordierachel Europa 😍😍 2mo
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bookaholic1
Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Not a bad book to listen to, the voices the narrator used for some of the characters was alittle on the annoyance side, lol.
Jack and his sister sit in the car on the side of the road, waiting for their mother to come back, but never returns.
At the age of fifteen he starts looking for the person who killed his mother, with the police.
Not a bad book, I liked it