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After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
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May 27, 11

bookshelves: australia, 21stcentury, fiction, library-book-or-loan, australians-at-war
Recommended to Lisa by: Kim from Reading Matters
Read from May 21 to 27, 2011, read count: 1

A most impressive debut by a very talented writer.
Evie Wyld identifies herself as English, but there is an Australian sensibility about this novel that derives from her long acquaintance with this country. It’s not just the superb evocation of our landscape, it’s also Wyld’s familiarity with the way Aussie blokes bottle up their emotions as if to let them loose is to fail a test of male identity. This is a novel about the intergenerational damage done by war, explored from that curious Australian perspective, one that is blind to the histories of refugees and migrants who come here from war-torn places, but is acutely sensitive to the ANZAC myth and its successors.
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