A gripping and ambitious novel … deeply atmospheric

  • Book: Death of a Coast Watcher
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Author: Anthony English

Review Author: monsoonbooks



‘Death of a Coast Watcher is a gripping and ambitious novel that ranges across time and space, exploring the distant ramifications of a seemingly minor act of violence on a remote island during WWII. Deeply atmospheric and with a firm command of local cultures, it plays with the misunderstandings that form part of all human relationships and lays them bare as key to the human condition itself.’
Nigel Barley, author of ‘The Man who Collected Women’

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