Title: Antipodeans, The
Authors: McGee, Greg
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 350
Year: 2015
Publisher: Lightning Press
Language: English
Description: It all started with Kiwis Harry Spence and Joe Lamont, escaped POWs from the Italian campaign joining the partisans in 1942. Decades later it's Harry's son Bruce's turn in these northern climes, coaching and playing rugby. And finally, even later still it's Clare, Bruce's adult daughter accompanying her father back to Italy, who will come to understand the family legacy first fashioned in the cauldron of WWII.

Moving between Italy and New Zealand, this is a rich and complex story of intergenerational intrigue, the risk of relationships not disclosed and the inexorable experience of war.
Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, Big Read, War theme, Faction, Family Saga, Grief/loss, Historical, Love story, Relationships, 2020 Titles


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By: WELL 016 2020-05-25 14:28:43
Hard to get into, but overall enjoyed. Needed family tree to keep track of characters.

By: RICH 007 2019-10-23 13:45:23
A mixed response to this book. Majority didn't persevere. Two of us did and enjoyed the book. We liked the background of the Italian resistance - a different aspect of WW II.

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