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A river town

Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: New York : N.A. Talese, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed. in the U.S.AView all editions and formats
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In the 1890s Tim Shea, an Irish worker, emigrates to Australia to escape poverty and the class system. He escapes poverty, becoming a shopkeeper, but not class, which is as entrenched in Australia as it was back home. The paradox is that all the while he is deploring it, Shea contributes to it with his racist attitude to people of color. By the author of Schindler's List.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 0385476965 9780385476966 034061093X 9780340610930
OCLC Number: 31815208
Description: 324 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Keneally.

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Tim Shea, a young Irishman, supports his family by running a general store in a remote New South Wales town. But his generosity gets him into debt, while his opposition to the Boer War gets him  Read more...

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