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The drowning dream

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: South Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Webber simply wants to set the record straight. At ninety-six he has a rare medical ailment, suffers a recurring watery nightmare, and knows a thing or two about history. After all, he was there for a bit of it himself."--Preliminary p. "Back in 1920, the young Webber finds himself in a boys' own adventure story, far from home, on the trail of mystery and romance. The dangerous cut-throat world of pearling,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Adventure fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burke, Peter, 1961-
Drowning dream.
South Fremantle, W.A. : Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1998
(OCoLC)607071195
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Burke
ISBN: 1863682147 9781863682145 1863683631 9781863683630
OCLC Number: 38817543
Description: 264 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Peter Burke.

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"William Webber simply wants to set the record straight. At ninety-six he has a rare medical ailment, suffers a recurring watery nightmare, and knows a thing or two about history. After all, he was there for a bit of it himself."--Preliminary p. "Back in 1920, the young Webber finds himself in a boys' own adventure story, far from home, on the trail of mystery and romance. The dangerous cut-throat world of pearling, a mad hermit in the mangroves, a voyage on a death boat - the stuff of a young man's dreams. But nothing is as it seems, and in the real world there are no simple answers, no untarnished heroes, and no neat endings."--Preliminary p. "Not just a ripping yarn, The Drowning Dream is an engaging novel about fathers, unfulfilled lives and culpability, memory and history."--Preliminary page.

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