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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are?

'In the spirit of The Daughters Of Mars, Tom Keneally's new novel brilliantly explores the intimacies of ordinary lives being played out against momentous world events.

'In Gawell, New South Wales, a prisoner-of-war camp to house European, Korean and Japanese captives is built close to a farming community. Alice is a young woman living a dull life with her father-in-law on his farm while her new husband first fights, then is taken prisoner, in Greece. When Giancarlo, an Italian POW and anarchist from Gawell's camp, is assigned to work on their farm, Alice's view of the world and her self-knowledge are dramatically expanded.

'But what most challenges Alice and the town is the foreignness of the Japanese compound and its culture, entirely perplexing to the inmates' captors. Driven by a desperate need to validate the funerals already held for them in Japan, the prisoners vote to take part in an outbreak, and the bloodshed and chaos this precipitates shatter the certainties and safeties of all who inhabit the region.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording; large print

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2013 .
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      Extent: xii, 378p.p.
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      • Published 1 November 2013
      ISBN: 9780857980991

Works about this Work

‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’ Gary Krist , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 17 April 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
Human Face of Breakout 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 January 2014; (p. 6-7)
Writers' War of Words Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2014; (p. 39)
All Imprisoned by Cruel Circumstance Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally Carmel Bird , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 1 November 2013;

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Tom Keneally The Prisoner of His Stories Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 2013; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 November 2013; (p. 28-29)
Stealing Tales from History Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
'Hysteria' Over Asylum Seekers Angers Keneally Patrick Carmody , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 November 2013; (p. 7)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
War-Time Event Keeps Reader Captive Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 November 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Breakout From Old Stereotypes No Escape on the Home Front A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 30 November 2013; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November - 1 December 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 November vol. 23 November no. 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
All Imprisoned by Cruel Circumstance Peter Pierce , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 October 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally Carmel Bird , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 1 November 2013;

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Stealing Tales from History Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 November 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
'Hysteria' Over Asylum Seekers Angers Keneally Patrick Carmody , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 November 2013; (p. 7)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
War-Time Event Keeps Reader Captive Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 November 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Breakout From Old Stereotypes No Escape on the Home Front A. P. Riemer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 30 November 2013; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 November - 1 December 2013; (p. 31)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Hot Reads Stephen Romei , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 2013; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Very Brave Bear Nick Bland 2013 single work picture book ; Seadog Claire Saxby 2013 single work picture book ; Ice, Wind, Rock : Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic 2013 single work biography picture book ; The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie Kirsty Murray 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan 2013 single work picture book ; The Dying Beach Angela Savage 2013 single work novel ; The Ballad of Dixie Lee Lisa Nicol 2013 single work picture book ; Life in Outer Space Melissa Keil 2013 single work novel ; Refuge Jackie French 2013 single work children's fiction ; The Midnight Dress Karen Foxlee 2013 single work novel ; Watching You Michael Robotham 2013 single work novel ; The Best Australian Science Writing 2013 2013 anthology short story essay poetry autobiography ; Bitter Wash Road Garry Disher 2013 single work novel ; The Dunbar Case Peter Corris 2013 single work novel ; The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan 2013 single work novel ; The Night Guest Fiona McFarlane 2013 single work novel ; Questions of Travel Michelle De Kretser 2012 single work novel ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; The Childhood of Jesus J. M. Coetzee 2013 single work novel ; Divine Comedy : A New Verse Translation Dante Alighieri Clive James (translator), 2013 single work poetry ; The Best Australian Poems 2013 2013 selected work poetry ; At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting 2013 single work autobiography ; Ned Kelly : The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend Peter FitzSimons 2013 single work biography ; Forgotten War Henry Reynolds 2013 single work non-fiction ; Kerry Stokes : Self-Made Man Margaret Simons 2013 single work biography ; The 39-Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths 2013 single work children's fiction ; Twiggy : The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest Andrew Burell 2013 single work biography ; WeirDo Anh Do 2013 single work children's fiction ; Boomer & Me : A Memoir of Motherhood and Asperger's Jo Case 2013 single work autobiography ; The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter Dorothy Porter 2013 selected work poetry ; Clive : The Story of Clive Palmer Sean Parnell 2013 single work biography ; Australian Poetry Journal vol. 3 no. 1 2013 periodical issue ; Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel ; Coal Creek Alex Miller 2013 single work novel ; Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 November vol. 23 November no. 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’ Gary Krist , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 17 April 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Shame and the Captives Thomas Keneally 2013 single work novel
Tom Keneally The Prisoner of His Stories Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 9 November 2013; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 November 2013; (p. 28-29)
Human Face of Breakout 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 January 2014; (p. 6-7)
Writers' War of Words Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 February 2014; (p. 39)
A National (Diasporic?) Living Treasure : Thomas Keneally Paul Sharrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Le Simplegadi , November no. 14 2015; (p. 20-27)
Although Thomas Keneally is firmly located as a national figure, his international literary career and his novels’ inspection of colonial exile, Aboriginal alienation, and movements of people throughout history reflect aspects of diasporic experience, while pushing the term itself into wider meaning of the transnational.
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