Shame and the Captives

Description

On the edge of a small Australian town, far from the battlefields of the Second World War, a camp holds thousands of Japanese, Italian and Korean prisoners of war. The locals are unsure how to treat the 'enemy', though Alice Herman, whose young husband is himself a prisoner in Europe, becomes drawn to the Italian soldier sent to work on her father-in-law's farm. The camp commander and his deputy, each concealing a troubled private life, are disunited. And both fatally misread their Japanese captives, who burn with shame at being taken alive. The stage is set for a clash of cultures that has explosive, far-reaching consequences.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas Keneally
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
128 x 196 x 28mm | 280g
Publication date
02 Dec 2015
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Sceptre
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
None
ISBN10
1444781278
ISBN13
9781444781274
Bestsellers rank
48,501