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The Great Fire

by Shirley Hazzard Author · Virginia Leishman Narrator

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The Great Fire is an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of the great conflagration of the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Recorded Books
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2004

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 305.9 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 305.4 MB
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