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The Resource After Darkness

After Darkness

Label
After Darkness
Title
After Darkness
Statement of responsibility
Christine Piper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Piper draws us deeper and deeper into the compelling story of Tomakazu Ibaraki, a man whose strengths — discretion, honour and loyalty — also lie at the heart of his personal tragedy.' Danielle Wood, winner of the 2002 Australian/Vogel's Literary award for Alphabet of Light and Dark'After Darkness is about friendships that transcend cliched notions of mateship. It's also about a man silenced by a promise... a haunting novel that lingers in a most unsettling way.' Fiona Stager, Avid ReaderIt is early 1942 and Australia is in the midst of war. While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There, he learns to live among a group of men who are divided by culture and allegiance. As tensions at the isolated camp escalate, the doctor's long-held beliefs are thrown into question and he is forced to confront his dark past: the promise he made in Japan and its devastating consequences.'A brave, profound meditation on identity, trauma, loss and courage that reminds us that there are two sides to every war and that history never ceases to be written. A novel that demands its place alongside Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Mark Dapin's Spirit House.' Stephen Romei, The Australian
Summary
While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There, he learns to live among a group of men who are divided by culture and allegiance. As tensions at the isolated camp escalate, the doctor's long-held beliefs are thrown into question and he is forced to confront his dark past: the promise he made in Japan and its devastating consequences
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Writing style
Award
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2014.
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10338752
Cataloging source
APLS
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1979-
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Piper, Christine
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
After Darkness
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7884351e-61b9-454c-b212-e066df49c6ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743437612
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
After Darkness
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7884351e-61b9-454c-b212-e066df49c6ca
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743437612
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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