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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Author(s): Richard Flanagan

Location(s): Australia, South East Asia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half 20th Century



In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

Hailed as a masterpiece, Richard Flanagan’s epic novel tells the unforgettable story of one man’s reckoning with the truth.

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A big and rich novel that ploughs through a difficult period of history.

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