The Story of Danny Dunn
In the aftermath of the Great Depression few opportunities existed for working-class boys, but at just eighteen Danny Dunn has everything going for him- brains, looks, sporting ability - and an easy charm. His parents run The Hero, a neighbourhood pub, and Danny is a local hero.
Luck changes for Danny when he signs up to go to war. He returns home a physically broken man, to a life that will be changed forever. Together with Helen, the woman who becomes his wife, he sets about rebuilding his life.
Set against a backdrop of Australian pubs and politics,The Story of Danny Dunnis an Australian family saga spanning three generations. It is a compelling tale of love, ambition and the destructive power of obsession.
'This classic Aussie story is vintage Courtenay.'Sunday Mail
'Courtenay's enthusiasm for his story is hard to resist. And he's a pro.' The Age
'From gritty pre-war Balmain to the death camps of Singapore and back to '70s Sydney, this is an epic from a superlative storyteller a' Harper's Bazaar
'A great sweeping novel to lift the spirit.' Weekly Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DCarlin - LibraryThing
‘The Story of Danny Dunn’ was a thoroughly enjoyable yarn from start to finish. Due to the fact that I could relate and remember many of the fifties and sixties events this novel, it was hard to put ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alsocass - LibraryThing
Gah. Two days of stupid thickly laid on perfect characters ending in a chapter of tears... typical Bryce Courternay. There are a plenty of characters in the book, and plenty of time to get to know ... Read full review