The Great Fire – Hazzard, Shirley

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ISBN: 1860498906
Title: The Great Fire
Author: Hazzard, Shirley
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Virago, London
Publication Date: 2003
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Pencil writing on FFEP. Spine slightly cocked.

Synopsis: 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, 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.

With the looming shadow of world conflict 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.

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ISBN: 1860498906
Title: The Great Fire
Author: Hazzard, Shirley
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Virago, London
Publication Date: 2003
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: F

Comments: Pencil writing on FFEP. Spine slightly cocked.

Synopsis: 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, 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.

With the looming shadow of world conflict 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.

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