The Refugee by Helen Fowler
by Helen Fowler
Angus and Robertson, 1960 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, small part missing at top back (see photographs)
"The story opens in the white heat of an Australian day in midsummer and ends with sunrise next morning. We live through these twenty four hours with a group of people who have been touched by horror. We watch their handling of supreme tragedy, each according to his or her own background of experience and philosophy, and follow tensely the desperate struggle to save the life of a man whose mind is threatened by despair.
The vigour, the humour and the realism we have come to expect from Australian writers are here in full measure, enriched by the quietly thoughtful content of the novel. Throughout this story of suspense and excitement the problem of the refugees, which so besets the world today, is considered in a deeply satisfying manner."