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The Great World by David Malouf

Following a number of characters from a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp back to Australia, this story makes what happens to them during subsequent decades, emotionally and domestically, in their work and their families, hugely interesting. The book is memorable for the range of the characters' emotional response, for the depth and detail and sheer integrity of the writing.
David Malouf was born in Brisbane. Remembering Babylon won the inaugural IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1996.

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