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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ARC Arrival: Hunter by Campbell Jefferys

Hunter by Campbell Jefferys

Publisher: Swirl

I received this book from the author and Bostick Communications.

About the book: Did the Australian government really bring known Nazi party members to Australia and protected them until their deaths?

Having survived the horrors of the Eastern Front, Peter Fischer leaves post-war Germany behind and moves to Australia. Forty years later, Eric Messer is struggling to find his place at a new high school south of Perth. The two meet just before the Gulf War, sparking a strange friendship tainted by mistrust and half-truths, and complicated by a mysterious and overly friendly Austrian named Baum.

Of Germany descent himself, Eric becomes fascinated by the men and the stories they tell. Are they possibly wanted Nazi war criminals? (from the back cover)

About the author: At just 33 years old and with a decade of prominent journalism, advertising and writing work already behind him, Campbell Jefferys is one of the rising stars of Australian literature. He is the author of two books, with a third on the way. In 2008, he was writer-in-residence at the Peter Cowan Writers Centre in Perth, Australia. He currently lectures part-time at the University of Hamburg. Winner of the General Fiction category of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Hunter also received an honorable mention at the New York Book Festival (from letter that came with book)

Publisher/Publication Date: Swirl, January 2009
ISBN: 978-1-84549-333-2
264 pages


Sheila Deeth said...

Seems to be some really interesting australian literature out there.

nfmgirl said...

I got this book, too. I'll be curious to see what you think of it. It'll probably be a few weeks before I review it.

Becca said...

I am going to be getting this book soon, too. It will be a while before I can get to it.


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