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The Great Fire

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • The Great Fire (Today Show Book Club #16) (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Shirley Hazzard

    The Great Fire (Today Show Book Club #16)

    Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2003
    English
    278 pages

    ISBN: 0374278210
    ISBN-13: 9780374278212

    This is Hazzard's first novel since "The Transit of Venus," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Today Show Book Club #16

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Beanie3

A Manly Man?

by Beanie3 on Jul 8, 2010

The sweep of the story is breathtaking, a wonderful overview of the Second World War Asian theatre. The main character, a man, was unconvincing, however. He seemed to live for love, not competition with other men, as most men I know do. His career choices and frustrations were never touched on. It was all too obvious that the author was an Australian, critical of her own country, and looking for a refined older Englishman to rescue her adolescent Aussie girl.

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