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The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Great Fire is an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of the great conflagration of the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the center of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Virginia Leishman

Length:

11h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:52