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The great fire

Author: Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0374166447 9780374166441 0312423586 9780312423582
OCLC Number: 52341650
Awards: National Book Award, Fiction, 2003
Description: 278 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Shirley Hazzard.
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In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier find that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself.

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