My Brother Jack
by George Johnston
The Reprint Society, 1965, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, previous owners gift inscriptions to front endpapers, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing and small tears, minor crumpling (see photographs)
“Wide in its scope and set against the vast background of the Australian continent this superbly orchestrated story traces, in a succession of dramatic incidents, the lives of two brothers, separate in character and talents, yet joined by ties of family and environment.
George Johnston tells the brothers’ story from childhood, when their virtually unremembered parents, a sapper and an army nurse return from the blood and glory of the First World to resume their humdrum life in the wilderness of Melbourne’s suburbs. Thereafter the author’s deeply felt recollections (for the book is in part autobiographical) are interwoven with imaginative scenes of childhood, adolescence and eventual maturity, until the brothers themselves are faced with the Second World War and the decisions that they – as men – must make.”