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The great fire a novel /

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.

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  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "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."@en
  • "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."
  • "A great writer's sweeping story of men and women struggling to reclaim their lives in the aftermath of world conflict 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 center of the story, Aldred Leith, a brave and brilliant soldier, finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. Helen Driscoll, 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. The Great Fire is the winner of the 2003 National Book Award for Fiction."@en
  • "In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn to dream again. Some will fulfil their destinies, others will falter. One 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 enemies resumed, and of Asias coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover selfreliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity."
  • "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 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."@en

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  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction."@en
  • "Psychological fiction."
  • "General"
  • "Roman australien"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Bestseller 2005 (Deutsch)"
  • "Large type books."
  • "Large type books."@en
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Powieść australijska"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Roman anglais"
  • "Electronic books."
  • "Electronic books."@en
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Historical fiction."
  • "Historical fiction."@en

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  • "The great fire a novel /"@en
  • "The great fire"
  • "The great fire"@en
  • "The Great Fire."
  • "The Great Fire."@en
  • "Great Fire."
  • "The Great fire."
  • "The great fire /"@en
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