Dog Days

Illustration for TIME by Arthur E. Giron

Michelle De Kretser's first novel, The Rose Grower, was set in revolutionary France; her second, The Hamilton Case, which won a Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Encore Award, in colonial Ceylon. With her latest, The Lost Dog, she visits contemporary Australia and mid-20th century India. The span of globetrotting mirrors de Kretser's own life. Born in Sri Lanka, she migrated to Australia as a teenager. De Kretser took her first degree in French at Melbourne University, then moved to Paris for her M.A. before returning to Australia where she worked, perhaps aptly, as...

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