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Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally

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Shame and the captives
Title
Shame and the captives
Statement of responsibility
Tom Keneally
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with 'the enemy' in a prisoner-of-war camp nearby. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst
  • Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Like The Daughters of Mars and all his best work, what this novel does so brilliantly is to explore the intimacies and extraordinary aspects of ordinary lives being played out against grand world events. And this time, the events take place on home turf. It is about the lives of the farmers, townspeople and soldiers training and working for this cataclysmic international event that is taking place at a distance. This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with 'the enemy'. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally
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Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally
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Copyright
Note
  • A Knopf book published by Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • First published by Knopf in 2013
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 378)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In Gawell, New South Wales, a prisoner-of-war camp to house European, Korean and Japanese captives is built close to a farming community. Alice is living a dull life with her father-in-law on his farm while her soldier husband is a prisoner of war in Greece. When Giancarlo, an Italian POW, is assigned to work on their farm, Alice's view of the world is dramatically expanded. Then the prisoners of the compound stage a violent outbreak..
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14963068
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24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780857980984
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG296467
  • (OCoLC)851413034
  • (AuCNLKIN)000051672887
  • (eLGAR).b27812054
  • (Nz)14963068

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