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y separately published work icon Due Preparations for the Plague single work   novel   thriller  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Due Preparations for the Plague
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y separately published work icon Due Preparations for the Plague Janette Turner Hospital , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2003 Z1029013 2003 single work novel thriller (taught in 2 units)

'Lowell tries not to think about the past, about the hijacking that killed his mother. Samantha, on the other hand, cannot let go. As a child she survived the hijacking of Air France 64, and as an adult she obsessively digs for answers, seeking a man called Salamander whom she believes holds key information.

'It is the death of Lowell's father, and his legacy of a blue sports bag crammed with documents and videotapes, that finally brings Lowell and Samantha together and unravels the interconnections between victims and perpetrators, saved and damned.

'But in this murky world of endless aliases and surveillance, who can be trusted? When does the quest for truth become a dangerous obsession? And what difference can the truth make?

'Janette Turner Hospital has crafted a taut and confronting novel that propels us into the chaos of terror and the cruelty - and unexpected hope - of survival. ' (Publication summary)

Critical Issues in Literature University of Queensland 2009 (Semester 1)
y separately published work icon Due Preparations for the Plague Janette Turner Hospital , Pymble : HarperCollins Australia , 2003 Z1029013 2003 single work novel thriller (taught in 2 units)

'Lowell tries not to think about the past, about the hijacking that killed his mother. Samantha, on the other hand, cannot let go. As a child she survived the hijacking of Air France 64, and as an adult she obsessively digs for answers, seeking a man called Salamander whom she believes holds key information.

'It is the death of Lowell's father, and his legacy of a blue sports bag crammed with documents and videotapes, that finally brings Lowell and Samantha together and unravels the interconnections between victims and perpetrators, saved and damned.

'But in this murky world of endless aliases and surveillance, who can be trusted? When does the quest for truth become a dangerous obsession? And what difference can the truth make?

'Janette Turner Hospital has crafted a taut and confronting novel that propels us into the chaos of terror and the cruelty - and unexpected hope - of survival. ' (Publication summary)

Australian Literature Honours D: Australian Postmodernism University of Sydney 2009 (Semester 1, Semester 2)
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