Shame and the Captives

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On the edge of a small Australian town, far from the battlefields of the Second World War, a camp holds thousands of Japanese, Italian and Korean prisoners of war. The locals are unsure how to treat the 'enemy', though Alice Herman, whose young husband is himself a prisoner in Europe, becomes drawn to the Italian soldier sent to work on her father-in-law's farm. The camp commander and his deputy, each concealing a troubled private life, are disunited. And both fatally misread their Japanese captives, who burn with shame at being taken alive. The stage is set for a clash of cultures that has explosive, far-reaching consequences.


  • (Author)  Thomas Keneally
  • (Illustrated)  No
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  • (ISBN)  9781444781274
  • (Publisher)  Sceptre
  • (Printing date)  2015
  • (Format)  Paperback
  • (Dust jacket) N/A
  • (Weight)  275g
  • (Size)  20 x 13 x 2.5 cm
  • (No. of pages)  377
  • (RRP)  £8.99