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The Resource The great fire, Shirley Hazzard

The great fire, Shirley Hazzard

Label
The great fire
Title
The great fire
Statement of responsibility
Shirley Hazzard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the aftermath of World War II, young men and women living in Europe and Asia reconstruct their lives, including a soldier who learns that material goods and success are not enough, and a woman in Japan who tends to her dying brother
Summary
In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2004.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
Awards note
National Book Award, Fiction, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120246
Cataloging source
TPA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hazzard, Shirley
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • England
  • Japan
  • Psychological fiction
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The great fire, Shirley Hazzard
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm55694617
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780312423582
Lccn
2003049189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55694617
Label
The great fire, Shirley Hazzard
Publication
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
ocm55694617
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Picador ed.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780312423582
Lccn
2003049189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55694617

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