When the Great War ends, Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish - to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. Crescent collides with cross, and hope with reason as he discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: If Art is alive, why hasn't he come home?
This is not a war novel, not even an anti-war novel. Instead it focuses on the battles that go on inside the hearts and minds of a small group of Australians and Turks as they struggle to bury their dead and rebuild their lives after the First World War. The story is based on first-hand resources, diaries and official records.
About the Author
Andrew Anastasios is a script researcher and writer for film and television via a career in archaeology, journalism and advertising. Andrew's credits include the Jack Irish telemovies and the adaptation of Peter Temple's Broken Shore. He co-wrote the film script for The Water Diviner with Andrew Knight. Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, also a former archaeologist, has a PHD in art history and cultural economics. She teaches, researches and writes for film and television.
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Fast, safe service. Brilliant book, must read others by this author.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 9th December 2014
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.25