By (author) Alan Marshall
Lancewood by Alan Marshall
Book DescriptionHow can one man stand up against the will of his own people and refuse to fight in a war he doesn't believe in? What sort of courage does it take to refuse to become one more brave soldier going off to war? Or is Gerry's anti-war attitude just a selfish desire to continue his comfortable life with his girl-friend, his leftist poetry-readings and his botanical research? Set in New Zealand and Italy during World War II, this novel portrays the anxieties and dilemma for a man who is conscripted to fight in a war he doesn't believe in. And when he is conscripted, Gerry Cook realises he is not heroic enough to refuse the call-up. Gerry's resolution of his dilemma is as clear as it is shocking. The intensely local setting of Lancewood portrays a very ordinary man and woman confronting universal questions of duty and love, honour and freedom. In Alan Marshall's first novel, he provides a perspective on war, in which rebellion against authority is the individual's only defence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780958580519
(140mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Indra Publishing
Publisher: Indra Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Australia
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Alan Marshall has a place in the hearts of all Australians, for he wrote about his fellow country-people with a rare wit, humour, compassion and deep understanding.He spent his lifetime living among them in the bush and in the cities. He travelled throughout the countryside, recording them, yarning with them, entertaining them, loving them.
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