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The Great Fire
by Shirley Hazzard | Literature & Fiction
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Gosford, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, October 04, 2011
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Gosford, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, January 08, 2012

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The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. 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 centre of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds 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. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity. 


Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Emergency Operations Centre, Woy Woy Road in Kariong, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Released 2 yrs ago (7/23/2012 UTC) at Emergency Operations Centre, Woy Woy Road in Kariong, New South Wales Australia

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release #229 for 2012 - theme for July is fire 




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