Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Viking/Penquin Australia Ltd
Publisher Place: Ringwood
Publisher Year: 2001
Edition: First Edition
Description: 777 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout. The Four Fires In This Story Are Passion, Religiion, Warfare And Fire Itself.While There Are Many More Fires That Drive The Human Spirit, Love Being Perhaps The Brightest Flame Of All, It Is These Four That Have Moulded Us Most As Australian People.
Publishers Description: The title of this novel refers to the four fires of passion, religion, warfare and fire itself, which the author considers have moulded the Australian people more than any others. This shaping of the Australian national character is explored through the story of a small-town family, the Maloneys. They are a fifth-generation Australian family of Irish Catholic descent who are struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. There is a strong mother, a father broken by war, three boys and two girls, one of whom has an illegitimate daughter. Each of their lives is changed forever by the four fires. Includes author's note, and maps. Author's first novel, 'The Power of One', has sold around three million copies worldwide, and is the largest-selling book by a living Australian author within Australia. A number of his other books have won the APA Who Weekly Reader's Choice Award: 'Tommo and Hawk' (in 1998), 'Jessica' (both 1999 and 2000), and 'Smoky Joe's Cafe' (2001).