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ISBN:
0439369150
Author:
Garry Disher
Category:
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language:
English
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books; 1st American ed edition (May 1, 2002)
Pages:
160 pages
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1415 kb
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The Divine Wind by Aussie author Garry Disher was first published in 1998 and has been republished many times since

The Divine Wind by Aussie author Garry Disher was first published in 1998 and has been republished many times since. It’s a wonderful little book which looks at friendship and the changes that occur through no fault of our own. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Broome of WW2, the historical aspect of it and the coming of age of three young people.

The Divine Wind by Aussie author Garry Disher was first published in 1998 and has been republished many times since

The Divine Wind by Aussie author Garry Disher was first published in 1998 and has been republished many times since.

Like "Snow Falling on Cedars," a beautifully written and deeply moving love story set against the racial tensions of a small Australian pearl-diving town on the eve of World War II. On the eve of WWII, suspicion runs rampant in Hartley Penrose's small town.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Divine Wind by Garry Disher (Paperback . Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 1999 and APA Design Awards: Random House Best Designed B-Format Book 1998.

Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 1999 and APA Design Awards: Random House Best Designed B-Format Book 1998. Hodder Headline AU Children's Books.

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Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. Garry Disher grew up on a wheat and wool farm in South Australia. He has an MA in Australian History and has lived, worked and travelled in England, Italy, Israel and southern Africa.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Divine Wind" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first collection of short stories. Garry worked as a writing lecturer between the years 1980 and 1988, before becoming a full-time writer.

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1999) A novel by Garry Disher. In 1946, in the northern Australian fishing town of Broome, Hart Penrose remembers. He remembers his parents & his silent English mother and bluff Australian father.

Like "Snow Falling on Cedars," a beautifully written and deeply moving love story set against the racial tensions of a small Australian pearl-diving town on the eve of World War II.In 1946, in the northern Australian fishing town of Broome, Hartley Penrose remembers. He thinks of his parents -- his silent English mother and bluff Australian father. He thinks of the storm that tore open his leg, and his sister Alice, whose exuberance and strength brought him out of despair. He thinks of the racism and hatred that roiled Broome in the days before World War II, the unwarranted suspicions of the native Japanese that pulled the town apart. Most of all, he thinks of Mitsy Sennosuke, the warm and beautiful girl next door, the girl he loved, the one he betrayed. Five years earlier, everything came together for the most wrenching and unforgettable year of Hart's life. And now Mitsy is returning...
  • Katishi
Michael and Ita Penrose had lived in Broome, Western Australia a lot of years – their two children, Hartley and Alice were friends with Mitsy Sennosuke, the Japanese daughter of Zeke and Sadako. Michael was a pearling master, running six luggers which were crewed by a mixture of nationalities, but always with a Japanese diver aboard each lugger. Zeke worked for Michael as the diver on his leading lugger, the Ita Penrose - the love of Michael and Ita preserved by words – but Ita wasn’t happy in Broome; she missed her home in England and her elderly parents.

Mitsy was born in Broome, but the fact that she was of Japanese descent irritated Ita – the children played anywhere but each other’s homes, often spending time in the darkness of the movies together. Hart fell in love with Mitsy’s beauty and good humour during that time and the two of them became very close.

When Hart was seventeen, Ita returned to England to be with her dying father – it was 1939 and World War II followed shortly afterwards. And so began the prejudice and hatred toward the Japanese – many who had lived in Broome their whole lives; been born in Australia; hadn’t even been to Japan. But the internment started and friends of long standing were locked up and looked upon with suspicion.

In an Australia devastated by war, the lives of Mitsy, Hart and Alice were destined to change – they grew up fast; adapted to the changes quickly though not seamlessly. As they left their childhoods behind, their futures looked increasingly bleak – would they remain friends? And would they survive the horrors of war?

The Divine Wind by Aussie author Garry Disher was first published in 1998 and has been republished many times since. It’s a wonderful little book which looks at friendship and the changes that occur through no fault of our own. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Broome of WW2, the historical aspect of it and the coming of age of three young people. I have no hesitation in recommending this novel highly.
  • Maximilianishe
I know Garry Disher as a writer of crime caper novels so was surprised to see a more sentimental side to his output in "The Divine Wind". This is not a polished literary work, but I found the historical setting and details fascinating. As a primer on working class life in Western Australia in the 1930s, the outbreak of WWII, the Japanese bombings of Darwin and Broome, war panic and the incarceration of Japanese residents of Australia, the book made very interesting reading. I also enjoyed Disher's little dig at Ernestine Hill's publications on the wilder aspects of early settlements in WA, doffing his cap in a humourous way in tribute to this intrepid journalist of the 1930s.
  • Yozshujind
THE DIVINE WIND: A LOVE STORY is a tense and riveting read set on the northwest Australian coast at the dawn of the Second World War. I don't care that its fiction--I will be clenching my fists for days as I recall the results of the havoc wrecked by the insanity of the adult world upon the story's three young central characters: Hart, who narrates the story, his sister Alice, and Alice's best friend Mitsy Sennosuke--a girl of Japanese parents.
Before moving to California as a young man, I had never heard of the Japanese internment during World War II--nope, it wasn't ever mentioned in the history books they used back on the East Coast in my youth. So, I am not at all surprised to learn from THE DIVINE WIND that a similar "procedure" took place in Australia. Nor am I shocked by the manner in which the Australian white supremacists in the book treat individuals of the various nonwhite groups. But the way in which those prejudices and the War engulf the three young people and totally screw up what should have been their idyllic young lives brought me to the verge of utter despair as I read page after page of Hart's touching love story:
"I fell in love with Mitsy in the darkness of the tin-walled cinema in Sheba Lane, where cowboys roamed the range and airmen spies slipped away from foreign countries in the light of the moon, and great white hunters saved beautiful women from maddened rogue elephants.
"In the daylight, Mitsy was a separate being, slim and restless and full of jokes and mischief like Alice, but when the lights were dimmed and the screen glowed with lovers and heroes, she would grow quiet and still, and settle in her seat, and imperceptibly shift until her shoulder and knee touched mine. Alice, on the other side of her, would crane her head around and meet my gaze, but never say anything, or tease, just as Mitsy would never acknowledge the intimacy when the lights came on at the end but simply treat me as one of the gang again. I sometimes thought that I dreamed of her."
In stark contrast to the other white adult characters, Hart and Alice's father, Michael Penrose, is the one that I'd want to know. A complex, good-hearted guy who makes one awful mistake, he repeatedly stands up and speaks loudly for what is right. In addition, the colorful, multiethnic supporting cast is a lively crowd that had me smiling despite the horrors that they frequently bore the brunt of.
THE DIVINE WIND: A LOVE STORY takes us to a rugged and beautiful place at a tough time in history and introduces us to three young people who I hope are still out there somewhere--old and at peace.
Richie Partington
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