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Shame and the captives : a novel / Thomas Keneally.

Keneally, Thomas, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476734644 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 147673464X (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: ix, 367 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in 2013 by Random House Australia Pty Ltd.
Summary, etc.: "Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husband's treatment. What she doesn't anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge. But what most challenges Alice and her fellow townspeople is the utter foreignness of the thousand-plus Japanese inmates and their culture, which the camp commanders fatally misread. Mortified by being taken alive in battle and preferring a violent death to the shame of living, they plan an outbreak, to shattering and far-reaching effects on all the citizens around them. In a career spanning half a century, Thomas Keneally has proved a master at exploring ordinary lives caught up in extraordinary events. With this profoundly gripping and thought-provoking novel, inspired by a notorious incident in New South Wales in 1944, he once again shows why he is celebrated as a writer who "looks into the heart of the human condition with a piercing intelligence that few can match" (Sunday Telegraph)"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Australian > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > Australia > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > Japan > Fiction.
Escapes > Australia > Cowra (N.S.W.) > Fiction.
Australia > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Cowra (N.S.W.) > History > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / General.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.

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