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Far Road

Far Road

by George Johnston

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 31/10/1990

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'Imagine the entire population of Melbourne abandoning their homes and taking to the road in flight from the city...' this was how the then war correspondent George Johnston described the Sino-Japanese uprising in 1944. From personal experience came his novel, the Far Road, a powerful story on the war in China. Amidst a landscape of corpses, two foreign correspondents, the American Bruce Conover and the Australian David Meredith, set out on an assignment into the interior of drought-stricken China. there they find the population in a state of panic - not from the invading Japanese, but from the local officials. through Johnston's self-critical and sensitive protagonist, David Meredith, 'hero' of My Brother Jack, Clean Straw For Nothing and A Cartload of Clay, George Johnston exposes the essential self-interest, not only of the role of the war correspondent, but of journalists in general.
ISBN:
9780207170003
9780207170003
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
31-10-1990
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
130x197x17mm
Weight:
0.21kg

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