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The Half-Burnt Tree by Dymphna Cusack

The Half-Burnt Tree by Dymphna Cusack

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The Half-Burnt Tree

by Dymphna Cusack

Readers Book Club, 1970, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, front flyleaf price-clipped, pages age-toned, dustjacket has a few closed tears with shelf wear and edge wear, a few small chips and tears to edges, a little rubbing to edges and corners. (see photographs)

'The Half-Burnt Tree is a novel of involvement. Dymphna Cusack feels deeply about her characters and their problems and her concern illumines the pages.  The central figure is an Australian soldier, maimed and disfigured by napalm in Vietnam, whose wife deserts him and who, embittered and angry, tries to kill himself by repeatedly taking his surfboard over a dangerous reef off a lonely beach.'

 

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