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By Jim Anderson

ISBN-10: 0899197361

ISBN-13: 9780899197364

ISBN-10: 0994224486

ISBN-13: 9780994224484

After the mysterious dying of his grandfather, 11-year-old Lindsay Armstrong and his family members go away England for a brand new lifestyles in New South Wales. estate is obtained in distant Billarooby, a small payment at the Lachlan River. it's 1942. The warfare is much away, yet a stranger the boy chases from the farm, seems to be a tender eastern soldier escaped from a close-by POW camp. His witness of the brutal recapture of the prisoner, triggers the bad reminiscence of a festering relatives mystery regarding either himself and his tyrannical father. the difficulty in Billarooby has simply began. Lindsay acquires an image publication approximately historical samurai warriors and their Code of Bushido. He involves think that the prisoners want for not anything yet to re-join the Emperor and regain their honour, whatever he feels is missing within the neighborhood international that surrounds him. Lindsay isn't the just one captivated with the prisoners. The district's paranoid fantasies of mass get away are decidedly blacker than Lindsay's imaginings. Racial tensions erupt because the nice drought grips and threatens to ruin the as soon as flourishing farm. Vigilantism mixed with lack of ability to take on the reality concerning the Armstrong family's darkest previous, force Lindsay's mom and dad to determined measures and bouts of insanity. For Lindsay, it is a coming-of-age of serious poignancy because the tale reaches its climax at the dried-up river mattress of the Lachlan.

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