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Shame and the captives : a novel, Thomas Keneally

Label
Shame and the captives : a novel
Title
Shame and the captives
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Title variation
Shame & the captives
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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)"--
Summary
A tale inspired by true events follows the experiences of a World War II prisoner's wife who befriends an Italian anarchist in the hopes of alleviating her husband's suffering, only to be swept up in a violent prison break. By the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's List
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395813
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Escapes
  • Australia
  • Cowra (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Shame and the captives : a novel, Thomas Keneally
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147366
Edition
First Atria Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476734644
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014034535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147366
Label
Shame and the captives : a novel, Thomas Keneally
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883147366
Edition
First Atria Books trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476734644
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014034535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147366

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