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Author: Kristina Olsson
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Series: Thorndike Press large print basic
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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1965: As the United States becomes further embroiled in the Vietnam War, the ripple effects are far-reaching -- even to the other side of the world. In Australia, a national military draft has been announced and Pearl Keogh, a headstrong and ambitious newspaper reporter, has put her job in jeopardy to become involved in the anti-war movement. Desperate to locate her two runaway brothers before they're called to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels
Large type books
Australian fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Jørn Utzon; Jørn Utzon
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Olsson
ISBN: 9781432859756 1432859757
OCLC Number: 1050456101
Description: 415 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print basic
Responsibility: Kristina Olsson.

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1965: As the United States becomes further embroiled in the Vietnam War, the ripple effects are far-reaching -- even to the other side of the world. In Australia, a national military draft has been announced and Pearl Keogh, a headstrong and ambitious newspaper reporter, has put her job in jeopardy to become involved in the anti-war movement. Desperate to locate her two runaway brothers before they're called to serve, Pearl is also hiding a secret shame -- the guilt she feels for not doing more for her younger siblings after their mother's untimely death. Newly arrived from Sweden, Axel Lindquist is set to work as a sculptor on the besieged Sydney Opera House. After a childhood in Europe, where the shadow of WWII loomed large, he seeks to reinvent himself in this utterly foreign landscape, and finds artistic inspiration -- and salvation -- in the monument to modernity that is being constructed on Sydney's Harbor. But as the nation hurtles towards yet another war, Jørn Utzon, the Opera House's controversial architect, is nowhere to be found -- and Axel fears that the past he has tried to outrun may be catching up with him. As the seas of change swirl around them, Pearl and Axel's lives orbit each other and collide.

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