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ISBN-10: 0679748369
ISBN-13: 9780679748366
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/28/1993
Dimensions: 8.58" L, 5.54" W, 0.85" H

The Great World

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The Great World is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and of fall from innocence, of survival and witness. Absorbed by the twentieth-century history of Australian life, the novel focuses on the unlikely friendship of two men who meet as POWs of the Japanese during WWII: Digger Keen, and Vic Curran. For both men, war was supposed to be a testing ground of masculine and nationalist virtue. Instead, it becomes an ordeal that lays bare the painful reality which lies behind a nation’s myth of itself.

“The rare serious novel that doesn’t condescend to its characters, this book has a limpidity and an elliptical sense of time that save it from becoming a blockbuster-style epic–despite having some of that form’s easy pleasures–and render it poetic.”–The New Yorker

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ISBN-10: 0679748369
ISBN-13: 9780679748366
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 09/28/1993
Dimensions: 8.58" L, 5.54" W, 0.85" H
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