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This is an auction for SHAME AND THE CAPTIVES, by Tom Keneally.

“If the legendary 'Schindler’s List' was not enough to showcase Thomas Keneally’s literary mastery, then this novel surely will.”
- New York Daily News (US)

"Keneally is especially good at rendering the small psychological adjustments made between people embarking on intimacy."
- New York Times Book Review

"Keneally's prose is stunning, his plot all too vivid, his characters haunting.”
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Once again, Keneally reaches back to the WWII era to stunningly dramatic effect."
- Booklist (US)

“Keneally blends history, romance and wartime intrigue in a remarkable piece of historical fiction with a strong sense of place and time.”
- a *** starred *** review in Kirkus Reviews (US)

"No one equals Keneally for documenting the actions of human beings caught up in war, some desperate to hold onto their humanity, others desperate to die."
- Publishers Weekly (US) review:

"Keneally's new novel explores the consequences of culture clash in an Australian prison-camp town during World War II. Keneally, the winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in literature this year, is a consummate storyteller, a graceful stylist, and a prolific writer of more than 30 novels. He is best known for Schindler's Ark, the winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1982, but my favorite is Woman of the Inner Sea, a story of a woman who starts a new life in the Outback as a barmaid after her children die in a fire and her wealthy philandering husband blames her."

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Paperback 2013.

378 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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