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Long title, brilliant book,
This review is from: After the Fire, A Still Small Voice (Paperback)
A very good novel by a new author I'll be keeping an eye on from now on.
As Frank flees from the the city to escape a relationship gone bad, he settles in an abandoned beachside cottage which his family used to stay in. Forty years earlier, Leon is working in a Sydney bakery, dealing with a father scarred by the war, and looking for his escape. When called to Vietnam himself, he inexplicably finds himself following in his father's footsteps. In the course of the story, both men must confront their violent natures and make some kind of sense of their damaged lives.
Frank and Leon are brilliant characters I couldn't stop thinking about. This book can be sad but it's very enjoyable.