Across the Sea Wall by C.J. Koch

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December 1982–January 1983, no. 47
Mary Lord reviews 'Across the Sea Wall' by C.J. Koch

Across the Sea Wall

by C.J. Koch

Angus & Robertson, $9.95 hb, 141 pp, 0 207 14442 7

Across the Sea Wall by C.J. Koch

by
December 1982–January 1983, no. 47

This is not a reissue of a novel almost twenty years old, nor is it quite a new novel: it is a heavily revised version of an early work by the author of the prize-winning novel Year of Living Dangerously. Across the Sea Wall was written before C.J. Koch was thirty. In a prefatory note to the new version he writes: ‘If such novels of youth are worth republishing, they are worth revising ... The cuts and alterations are not fundamental, but they are extensive.’ He concludes with the hope ‘that the earlier version of this work will be consigned to oblivion, and that anyone referring to the book, or quoting from it, will go to no other version but this one’.

Mary Lord reviews 'Across the Sea Wall' by C.J. Koch

Across the Sea Wall

by C.J. Koch

Angus & Robertson, $9.95 hb, 141 pp, 0 207 14442 7

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