Shame And The Captives

Keneally Tom

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: VINTAGE
Publisher Place: Australia
Publisher Year: 2013
Edition: First Edition

Description: 378 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindlers List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame.Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-laws farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husbands treatment. What she doesnt anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge.But what most challenges Alice and her fellow townspeople is the utter foreignness of the thousand-plus Japanese inmates and their culture, which the camp commanders fatally misread. Mortified by being taken alive in battle and preferring a violent death to the shame of living, they plan an outbreak, to shattering and far-reaching effects on all the citizens around them.

ISBN: 9780857980991

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