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Flamingo, 2003 - Australia - 262 pages
Novel exploring the legacy of modern war. Martin Godwin is a man grappling with his conscience. Haunted by the events of a steamy day in a Vietnamese village and fearful of the long-term effects of his exposure to chemicals during the war, he struggles to appease his guilt. A visit from an old comrade and a serious familial crisis trigger Martin's decision to seek atonement. Author is winner of the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the 1995 Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book. His previous titles include 'Seasonal Adjustments' and 'Solitude of Illusions'.

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A Vietnam war veteran, Martin is living an isolated and detached life in Melbourne when a request from another veteran to keep quiet about a shocking wartime incident stirs up Martins memories and has ... Read full review

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