The Great Fire

Hazzard Shirley

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Virago Press
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: Reprint

Description: 314 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. After The Second World War, In Asia And Europe, Men And Women Have To Reinvent Their Lives.

Publishers Description: The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard?s first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in Occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. With the looming shadow of world conflict resumed, and of Asia?s coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity.

ISBN: 9781844081394

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