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The Resource Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally

Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally

Label
Shame and the captives
Title
Shame and the captives
Statement of responsibility
Tom Keneally
Title variation
Shame & the captives
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Like The Daughters of Mars and all his best work, what this novel does so brilliantly is to explore the intimacies and extraordinary aspects of ordinary lives being played out against grand world events. And this time, the events take place on home turf. It is about the lives of the farmers, townspeople and soldiers training and working for this cataclysmic international event that is taking place at a distance. This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with ?the enemy?. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst
Summary
A tale inspired by true events follows the experiences of a World War II prisoner's wife who befriends an Italian anarchist in the hopes of alleviating her husband's suffering, only to be swept up in a violent prison break
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395813
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Australian fiction
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A Knopf book published by Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • First published by Knopf in 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 378)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051672887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780857980991
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Shame and the captives, Tom Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • A Knopf book published by Random House Australia Pty Ltd
  • First published by Knopf in 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 378)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051672887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780857980991
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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