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Archipelago of souls, Gregory Day

Label
Archipelago of souls
Title
Archipelago of souls
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Day
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of the Second World War, an Australian soldier, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete, seeks solace and comfort on King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring Forties latitude of the Southern Ocean. Wesley carries in his heart the infernal story of the Battle of Crete, the disappearance of his brother in the ensuing evacuation, and the hellish journey he was forced to take after he was left behind on the ancient island. When he meets Leonie Fermoy, the granddaughter of an American whaler with her own nightmares, the private and the public battles of their post-war worlds begin to fuse. Through the agency of John Lascelles - the unassuming postmaster on the island and a crusader for the rights of returned soldiers - Wes and Leonie attempt to negotiate a future in which love can prevail in a morally devastated world. Archipelago of Souls is a novel exploring the difficult realities of nationhood, war, morality and love. It is about the creation of identity, the enigmas of memory and the power of the written word to heal the deepest wounds
Summary
In the aftermath of the Second World War, an Australian soldier, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete, seeks solace and comfort on King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring Forties latitude of the Southern Ocean. Wesley carries in his heart the infernal story of the Battle of Crete, the disappearance of his brother in the ensuing evacuation, and the hellish journey he was forced to take after he was left behind on the ancient island. When he meets Leonie Fermoy, the granddaughter of an American whaler with her own nightmares, the private and the public battles of their post-war worlds begin to fuse. Through the agency of John Lascelles - the unassuming postmaster on the island and a crusader for the rights of returned soldiers - Wes and Leonie attempt to negotiate a future in which love can prevail in a morally devastated world. Archipelago of Souls is a novel exploring the difficult realities of nationhood, war, morality and love. It is about the creation of identity, the enigmas of memory and the power of the written word to heal the deepest wounds
Theme
Writing style
Character
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10451826
Cataloging source
ANL
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Day, Gregory
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Interpersonal relations
  • War stories
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Memory
  • Australian fiction
  • King Island (Tas.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Archipelago of souls, Gregory Day
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054817775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781743537190
Lccn
2015375083
System control number
(OCoLC)908128812
Label
Archipelago of souls, Gregory Day
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054817775
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781743537190
Lccn
2015375083
System control number
(OCoLC)908128812

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