Every city, town and village has its memorial to war.
Nowhere are these more eloquent than in Australia, generations of whose young men have enlisted to fight other people's battles - from Gallipoli and the Somme to Malaya and Vietnam.
In THE GREAT WORLD, his finest novel yet, David Malouf gives a voice to that experience.
But THE GREAT WORLD is more than a novel of war. Ranging over seventy years of Australian life, from Sydney's teeming King's Cross to the tranquil backwaters of the Hawkesbury River, it is a remarkable novel of self-knowledge and lost innocence, of survival and witness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/05/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099273868