|Media type||Print (Hardback & paperback)|
|Followed by||The Good Parents|
In 2002, the novel was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and was selected as The Age Book of the Year for Fiction. The book has been published with some success in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. It has also been published in Europe.
- Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction, 2001: shortlisted
- New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2002: shortlisted
- The Age Book of the Year Award, Fiction Prize, 2002: winner
- Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2002: shortlisted
This novel was listed in The New York Times Book Review section as one of the Notable Books of 2003.
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