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Lancewood by Alan Marshall
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How can one man stand up against the will of his own people and refuse to fight in a war he doesn't believe in? What sort of courage does it take to refuse to become one more brave soldier going off to war? Or is Gerry's anti-war attitude just a selfish desire to continue his comfortable life with his girl-friend, his leftist poetry-readings and his botanical research? Set in New Zealand and Italy during World War II, this novel portrays the anxieties and dilemma for a man who is conscripted to fight in a war he doesn't believe in. And when he is conscripted, Gerry Cook realises he is not heroic enough to refuse the call-up. Gerry's resolution of his dilemma is as clear as it is shocking. The intensely local setting of Lancewood portrays a very ordinary man and woman confronting universal questions of duty and love, honour and freedom. In Alan Marshall's first novel, he provides a perspective on war, in which rebellion against authority is the individual's only defence.

Author Biography

Alan Marshall
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
Indra Publishing
Pages
210
Dimensions
215x140x17
ISBN-13
9780958580519
Product ID
2251973

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