In the 1920s, Shawn Hofner is growing to manhood, while battling to survive and save his family from poverty. In order to help bring in money, he leaves the family farm to take a job working on the steamboat The Lazy Jane.
Prequel to Conquest of the River
Also published in sound recording format.
Associated with the AustLit subset Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' as the work contains a Chinese cook.
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