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Homecoming / Adib Khan
Bib ID 7576933
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Khan, Adib, author
 
Online Access
Related Online
Resources
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 
Sydney,New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2010 
1 online resource (288 pages) 
ISBN 9780730444732 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 271KB 

Summary

Some wars are never over䅲om an award-winning author, a breathtaking new novel that holds a mirror up to contemporary Australia. Martin Godwin is a man alone. Divorced from his wife, in an uneasy relationship with his son, and with complicated, guilty feelings towards his lover, Nora, he is also a veteran of Vietnam, haunted by the fear that his exposure to dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange has triggered his son's depression; and haunted too by the events of one sweltering afternoon during a raid on a village. These memories become more urgent when an old soldier comes calling, asking for Martin's silence as he establishes a political career. This powerful novel winds the strands of Martin's life - father, comrade, lover, unwilling conspirator and reluctant spiritual searcher - into a seamless and compelling whole. Through its lens we are given a snapshot of contemporary Australia, groping towards meaning in a rapidly changing world. 'A very Australian story, told with a refreshing simplicity and a convincing self-deprecationThis is soul writing.' - Weekend Australian 'Homecoming promises to shoot [Khan] into the "A-list" of contemporary fiction writers.' - The Age 'Homecoming is a significant novel...It is bold, often convincing and always readable.' - Australian Book Review.

Notes

Imprint: 4th Estate.

Subjects Fiction - General.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Australian

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