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Homecoming

Author: Adib Khan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some wars are never over䅲om an award-winning author, a breathtaking new novel that holds a mirror up to contemporary Australia. Martin Godwin is a man alone. Divorced from his wife, in an uneasy relationship with his son, and with complicated, guilty feelings towards his lover, Nora, he is also a veteran of Vietnam, haunted by the fear that his exposure to dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adib Khan
ISBN: 9780730444732 0730444732
OCLC Number: 854852727
Notes: EBook.
EPUB.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Responsibility: Adib Khan.

Abstract:

Some wars are never over䅲om an award-winning author, a breathtaking new novel that holds a mirror up to contemporary Australia. Martin Godwin is a man alone. Divorced from his wife, in an uneasy relationship with his son, and with complicated, guilty feelings towards his lover, Nora, he is also a veteran of Vietnam, haunted by the fear that his exposure to dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange has triggered his son's depression; and haunted too by the events of one sweltering afternoon during a raid on a village. These memories become more urgent when an old soldier comes calling, asking for Martin's silence as he establishes a political career. This powerful novel winds the strands of Martin's life - father, comrade, lover, unwilling conspirator and reluctant spiritual searcher - into a seamless and compelling whole. Through its lens we are given a snapshot of contemporary Australia, groping towards meaning in a rapidly changing world. 'A very Australian story, told with a refreshing simplicity and a convincing self-deprecationThis is soul writing.' - Weekend Australian 'Homecoming promises to shoot [Khan] into the "A-list" of contemporary fiction writers.' - The Age 'Homecoming is a significant novel ... It is bold, often convincing and always readable.' - Australian Book Review.

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