Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 1 August 1987
Number of pages: 350
Inspired by a true incident that took place in Australia in 1984, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel's daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel's outlook on life. All too slowly he grasps the implications of Kabbel's vision, too late to averts its tragic consequences.
What the papers say:
'A dark and thrilling novel' -- Nadine Gordimer, Observer 'A brilliant book' -- Guardian 'Subtle and gripping' -- The Sunday Times 'A major Australian work of art...a memorable reading experience' -- Daily Mail
Thomas Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker four times and won it with SCHINDLER'S ARK in 1982. His novels have been filmed (Schindler's List and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) and dramatised (The Playmaker). He has also written several works of non-fiction, including THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN, about the American Southwest, and HOMEBUSH BOY, a memoir.
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