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How 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 Details

ISBN: 9780958580519
ISBN-10: 0958580510
Format: Paperback
(140mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Indra Publishing
Publisher: Indra Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Australia


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