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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 'Seize the Dream' : a novel
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In the first half of the novel, the narrator, Keith Roache, describes his long life. After an injury in World War II, he returns home minus his left leg, and quickly learns to adapt to his new life. He passes through several careers as a singer, a one-legged cricketeer, a doctor, and finally an entertainer, before his death by cancer.

In the second half of the novel, Keith describes a life after death and reincarnation. He details his consequent lives and, eventually, his mission to reverse the world's population decline.


  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Ellen and Raymond Lee, Kevin Lee See and Joy Bailey, without whose skills this book would never have been written.
  • Epigraph: I did things which I considered to be important. Should I not have done these things, my life would have been of no value. Merely to live, merely to exist- whatever sense is in that? A fly also lives. What you see will depend on what you look for.

  • Warning: Please be aware that this work may contain words, terms or descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and are considered inappropriate today, but which reflect the period in which it was written.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Amputated leg.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

portrait: Keith Roache (cover and in text)
    • Moorooka, Annerley - Yeerongpilly - Moorooka area, Brisbane - South & South West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Boolarong Press , 1994 .
      Extent: 169p.
      ISBN: 086439182X (pbk)
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