Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway: The Lost Dog

This one looks to be a real page turner. I can't wait for my review copy. Hachette is giving us a copy of The Lost Dog by Michelle deKretser. They catch our interest with this blurb:
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 de Kretser 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. So these are the rules:
  • Leave a comment here -one comment to a customer : include
  1. your email address,
  2. if you are a follower,
  3. the link if you post the giveaway on your blog,
  • Open to US and Canadian addresses only (sorry no PO Boxes)
  • Comment no later than August 12th. I'll draw on August 13th.

12 comments:

  1. Awww this sounds too interesting! Too bad it can't reach me.

    Goodluck to your contest, Tina!

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  2. I would love to be entered. It definitely sounds interesting.

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  3. Hi Tina! Too bad I can't join your contest. I really want to have a copy of this book. Anyway, nice contest!

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  4. I'd really like to read this. It looks great. Thanks for sharing~

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  6. I'm a follower!

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  7. I love dogs immensely and would love to win this.
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  8. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
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  9. I am a follower.
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Welcome, thanks for stopping by. Now that you've heard our two cents, perhaps you have a few pennies to throw into the discussion. Due to a bunch more anonymous spam getting through, I've had to disallow anonymous comments. I try to respond to all comments posing a question, but may not always get to you right away.