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Shame and the captives: a novel

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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 ).
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subject_facetAustralia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Cowra (N.S.W.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Escapes -- Australia -- Cowra (N.S.W.) -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Large type books
Prisoners of war -- Australia -- Fiction
Prisoners of war -- Japan -- Fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Fiction
title_displayShame and the captives : a novel
title_fullShame and the Captives A Novel
Shame and the captives : a novel / Thomas Keneally
Shame and the captives [large print] : a novel / Thomas Keneally
title_shortShame and the captives
title_suba novel
topic_facetEscapes
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Large type books
Literature
Prisoners and prisons, Australian
Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
Prisoners of war
World War, 1939-1945