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The Resource The narrow road to the deep north, Richard Flanagan

The narrow road to the deep north, Richard Flanagan

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The narrow road to the deep north
Title
The narrow road to the deep north
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
What would you do if you saw the love of your life, whom you thought dead for a quarter of a century, walking towards you? Richard Flanagan's story, of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife, journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beachside hotel; from a Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival; from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Taking its title from 17th-century haiku poet Basho's travel journal, The Narrow Road To The Deep North is about the impossibility of love. At its heart is one day in a Japanese slave labour camp in August 1943. As the day builds to its horrific climax, Dorrigo Evans battles and fails in his quest to save the lives of his fellow POWs, a man is killed for no reason, and a love story unfolds
Summary
Haunted by the death of his wife while attending brutally sick and injured soldiers at a World War II Japanese POW camp, surgeon Dorrigo Evans receives a letter that irrevocably shapes the subsequent decades of his life in Australia
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Man Booker Prize, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Tasmania Book Prizes, Margaret Scott Prize, 2015.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2014.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2014.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2014.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10233974
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Surgeons
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The narrow road to the deep north, Richard Flanagan
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050531523
Extent
467 pages.
Isbn
9780701189051
Label
The narrow road to the deep north, Richard Flanagan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050531523
Extent
467 pages.
Isbn
9780701189051

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