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4th Estate, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 290 pages
Some wars are never over?om an award-winning author, a breathtaking new novel that holds a mirror up to contemporary Australia. Martin Godwin is a man alone. Divorced from his wife, in an uneasy relationship with his son, and with complicated, guilty feelings towards his lover, Nora, he is also a veteran of Vietnam, haunted by the fear that his exposure to dangerous chemicals such as Agent Orange has triggered his son's depression; and haunted too by the events of one sweltering afternoon during a raid on a village. these memories become more urgent when an old soldier comes calling, asking for Martin's silence as he establishes a political career. this powerful novel winds the strands of Martin's life - father, comrade, lover, unwilling conspirator and reluctant spiritual searcher - into a seamless and compelling whole. through its lens we are given a snapshot of contemporary Australia, groping towards meaning in a rapidly changing world. \'9291A very Australian story, told with a refreshing simplicity and a convincing self-deprecation?is is soul writing.\'9291 - Weekend Australian 'Homecoming promises to shoot [Khan] into the "A-list" of contemporary fiction writers.' - the Age 'Homecoming is a significant novel...It is bold, often convincing and always readable.' - Australian Book Review

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About the author (2010)

Adib Khan divides his time between Ballarat and Melbourne. He was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and came to Australia in 1973. His first novel, SEASONAL ADJUSTMENTS, won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the 1995 Commonwealth Writer's Prize. He is also the author of SOLITUDE OF ILLUSIONS, THE STORYTELLER and HOMECOMING.

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