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* Widespread review coverage in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers across ANZ including Age, Dominion Post, NZ Herald, Herald Sun and Adelaide Advertiser * Widespread review coverage in literary publications such as Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings * Widespread review coverage in general publications such as The Big Issue, North & South and The Listener * Author to be interviewed in newspapers such as Adelaide Advertiser, Herald Sun and West Australian * Author to be interviewed on national and local radio programs such as ABC RN's Books and Arts Daily, ABC 891, 4ZZZ and 2SER * Limited number of reading copies available to the trade * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR, Griffith Review and the Monthly, and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers like CAE and Good Reading * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Banner advertising on bookseller websites * An ideal bookclub title: reading group notes at textpublishing.com.au/resources on release

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'The Lost Child is an assured and bittersweet coming-of-age tale with a vivid sense of time and place...The novel is a strong addition to the shelves of Australian literary fiction.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher 'Written in beautiful, slow prose...This is a promising debut...You can't help but be keen to see what she does next.' Adelaide Advertiser 'McCourt's writing is assured and sinuous.' -- Belle Place, Readings 'Suzanne McCourt has with great empathy and skill created the turmoil in the mind of a little girl...a haunting story, it also demonstrates the power of the human psyche to overcome past difficulties and find was to fully live.' Otago Daily Times 'There are echoes of Tim Winton in McCourt's coastal small-town coming-of-age/breaking of spirit/triumphing over the odds under a wide sky-style writing...plainspoken but deftly crafted, laced with both humour and searing sadness. Highly recommended.' NZ Herald 'There's a watchful intensity to McCourt's writing, a remarkable ability to discover within the most concrete details a rich and raw emotion...a novel that is at once very familiar and entirely fresh.' Weekend Australian '[The Lost Child] reminds me of the quality of Ruth Park's writing in evoking the strengths and weaknesses of a small community...and the tragedies and humour amongst the everyday...A multi-layered novel with symbolism which stays with you after the last page. A significant writer with compassion. Highly recommended for adult and YA readers.' -- Hazel Edwards 'This book's simple-seeming title gets more complex as it becomes apparent that there is more than one candidate for the role, and that "lost" can mean different things...the story is set south of the Coorong and that dramatic and sometimes eerie landscape is evoked with clarity and tenderness.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald/Canberra Times 'A wonderful first novel...gripping and at times heart wrenching...will keep you turning the pages.' -- The Big Book Club 'Debut novelist McCourt steers clear of feyness to produce an account that is notable for its freshness, vividly drawn characters and atmospheric setting...McCourt's is a name to note.' Daily Mail 'The Lost Child is a haunting tale of family life, identity and coming-of-age from an author who writes with a vivid sense of time and place.' Launceston Examiner

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