Easter at Tobruk

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Interactive Publications, 2007 - Fiction - 220 pages
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In Easter at Tobruk Christianity and war collide in an Australian context. In this context the novel explores changing values in our society since the Second World War. The narrative focuses on two Easters, that of 1941 when Australian troops entered Tobruk in North Africa, and another fifty years later. The events leading up to and including the Easter battle are historically accurate, but all the characters are fictitious. 'An enticing work peppered with a glistening sense of magic realism, O'Sullivan's novel paints lush, dimensional scenes with literary brushstrokes. Living, breathing characters crafted by archetypal essences of poet, priest, good mother and old soldier propel a storyline supported by the strong themes of war, freedom, mateship and a kind of reconciliation that transcends time and place. Easter in Tobruk quite literally bends the passage of time.' - IP Picks 2006 Judges' Report
 

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Contents

Summer
5
Winter
15
Thursday Evening
29
Friday Morning
39
Friday Afternoon
49
Friday Evening
61
Saturday Morning
75
Saturday Afternoon
87
Sunday Morning
111
Part 2
117
Another Sunday Morning
129
Sunday Afternoon
141
Sunday Night
155
Monday Morning
167
Easter Monday
181
Summer
195

Saturday Night
99

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About the author (2007)

Michael O'Sullivan lives on the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales with his wife and three children. Before becoming a full-time writer he followed various occupations, including fencing contractor, carpenter and builder, university tutor, librarian and archivist, and as a curatpr with the Private Records collection at the Australian War Memorial. Interactive Publications also published his previous novel, Secret Writing.

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