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Shame and the captives

by Thomas Keneally

  • 97 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prisoners of war,
  • Australian Prisoners and prisons,
  • Escapes,
  • Fiction,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Large type books,
  • Japanese Prisoners and prisons,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law"s farm on the edge of an Australian country town, while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. When Giancarlo, an Italian anarchist at the prisoner-of-war camp down the road, is assigned to work on the farm, she hopes that being kind to him will somehow influence her husband"s treatment. What she doesn"t anticipate is how dramatically Giancarlo will expand her outlook and self-knowledge. But what most challenges Alice and her fellow townspeople is the utter foreignness of the thousand-plus Japanese inmates and their culture, which the camp commanders fatally misread. Mortified by being taken alive in battle and preferring a violent death to the shame of living, they plan an outbreak, to shattering and far-reaching effects on all the citizens around them. (Based on a true story.).

    Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Keneally
    SeriesThorndike Press large print basic
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.K46 S53 2015b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination589 pages (large print) ;
    Number of Pages589
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26453047M
    ISBN 101410476693
    ISBN 109781410476692
    LC Control Number2015000486
    OCLC/WorldCa898161724

    NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher.   Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of SCHINDLER'S LIST and THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame.

    Shame and the Captives Buy this book where Japanese captives suffer less from conditions than from living with the shame of having been captured while more amiable Italian prisoners work. Thomas Keneally began his writing career in and has published thirty-three novels since, most recently Crimes of the Father, Napoleon’s Last Island, Shame and the Captives, and the New York Times bestselling The Daughters of novels include Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in , The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates, all of.

    Shame and the Captives A Novel (Book): Keneally, Thomas: "Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian. Shame and the captives. [Thomas Keneally] -- "On the edge of a small town in New South Wales, far from the battlefields of the Second World War, lies a prisoner-of-war camp housing Italian, Korean and Japanese soldiers.


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Shame and the Captives re-tells in fictional form the story of the Cowra breakout of Japanese prisoners of war during World War II. In a detailed introduction he explains the differences between his story and the actual historical events/5(56).

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A sweeping transcontinental novel of secrets and lies buried within a single familyThirty-two-year-old Gabriel Glover arrives in St. Petersburg to find his mother dead in her apartment. Reeling from grief, Gabriel and his twin sister, Isabella, arrange the funeral without Brand: Atria Books.

Shame and the Captives 1 On an unexpectedly warm day in the second October since her husband’s capture, twenty-three-year-old Mrs. Alice Herman saw—from the veranda where she sat sewing buttons on one of her father-in-law’s shirts—an army truck pull up in the middle of the rutted clay and gravel road outside the Hermans’ place, three miles west of ed on: Decem   Based on the Cowra breakout in New South Wales, Australia, the novel interweaves perspectives of people in and around the fictional Gawell prisoner-of-war camp, where Japanese captives suffer less from conditions than from living with the shame of having been captured while more amiable Italian prisoners work on local farms, sing, or share news/5(2).

Ina group of Japanese POWs escaped from a prison camp in a rural Australian town. Keneally’s latest historical novel relates Shame and the captives book lead-up to this event from the perspectives of many characters, including Japanese and Italian prisoners, the camp’s commanders and several residents of the town.

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in and has published thirty-three novels since, most recently Crimes of the Father, Napoleon’s Last Island, Shame and the Captives, and the New York Times bestselling The Daughters of is also the author of Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize inThe Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates, all.

Shame and the Captives By Thomas Keneally - book review. Thomas Keneally has said in the past, “nearly all my books Author: Leyla Sanai. “Shame and the Captives,” by Thomas Keneally, and “The Evening Chorus,” by Helen Humphreys, both tell stories of far-flung P.O.W.

camps during World War II, but in Author: Gary Krist. Shame and the Captives assembles a sizable sweep of characters from either side of the wire – including the large numbers of Italian, Korean and Taiwanese prisoners who were not party to Author: Alfred Hickling. Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally – book review With his customary elegance and skill, Keneally fictionalises one of the bloodiest prison escapes of the second world war Carmel BirdAuthor: Carmel Bird.

Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler’s List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp, where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame. Shame and Captives is an important read to understand why the Japanese soldiers were such discontented captives in Australia and why they broke out from Cowra to be deliberately killed.

To be captured was shameful and it was honourable to die, a complex culture for westerners to comprehend/5(44).

The title of the novel, Shame and the Captives, has a deliberate ambiguity and a measure of awkwardness that makes us pause to consider the moral complexity of yet another of Keneally's grand entertainments.”.

Peter Pierce, The Australian. “He gives vivid human faces to the victims and the perpetrators of war. Buy Shame And The Captives by Thomas Keneally online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 5 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Shame and the Captives is a story that has been germinating for a long time, indeed since he was a boy of nine or ten.

One night in August,more than a thousand Japanese prisoners of war. Download Shame And The Captives eBook in PDF, EPUB, Mobi. Shame And The Captives also available for Read Online in Mobile and Kindle.

Shame and the Captives - Ebook written by Tom Keneally. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes /5(7). A dramatic and fascinating novel based on a notorious breakout by Japanese prisoners from an Australian POW camp inencapsulating the impact of war on ordinary lives/5(43).

Shame and the Captives (Book): Keneally, Thomas: In the midst of a New South Wales farming community lies a camp housing Italian, Korean and Japanese prisoners of war.

For their guards and the locals, many with loved ones away at war, captive or dead, it is hard to know how to treat them - with disdain or compassion. Alice, a young woman leading a dull life on her father-in-law's farm, is. Based on true events, this beautifully rendered novel from the author of Schindler's List and The Daughters of Mars brilliantly explores a World War II prison camp where Japanese prisoners resolve to take drastic action to wipe away their shame.

Alice is a young woman living on her father-in-law's farm on the edge of an Australian country town while her husband is held prisoner in Europe. Buy Shame and the Captives by Keneally, Thomas (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(44).The title of the novel, Shame and the Captives, has a deliberate ambiguity and a measure of awkwardness that makes us pause to consider the moral complexity of yet another of Keneally's grand entertainments." - Peter Pierce, The Australian"He gives vivid human faces to the victims and the perpetrators of war.