Gossip From the Forest
By Thomas Keneally
Thomas Keneally's critically acclaimed fictional recreation of the end of the First World War.
In November 1918, in a railway carriage in a forest near Paris, six men meet to negotiate an end to the terrible slaughter of the First World War. Threatened by famine and anarchy at home, the Germans struggle to mitigate the punishing terms offered by the Allies. But both sides are torn by battle exhaustion and a confusion that far exceed their national differences. In this riveting combination of history, speculation and rumour, Thomas Keneally recreates the personalities, ideals, prejudices, arguments and desperate measures that resulted in the armistice which would shape the future of Europe.
Format:198 x 129 mm
Markets:BCN ex Can
Four of Thomas Keneally's novels have been shortlisted for the Booker prize and SCHINDLER'S ARK (filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List) has sold more copies than any other Booker Prize-winner. He is also the author of several works of non-fiction, including THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN, about the American Southwest.
BIRTHPLACE: New South Wales, Australia.
WHEREABOUTS: Sydney, Australia
PREVIOUS BOOKS: INCLUDE
BLOOD RED, SISTER ROSE; CONFEDERATES; THE PLAYMAKER; THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN; A FAMILY MADNESS; TOWARDS ASMARA; WOMAN OF THE INNER SEA; JACKO; SCHINDLER'S LIST
*Part of the new Sceptre relaunch
(1)Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
(2) Publication will coincide with Keneally's new novel A RIVER TOWN and the paperback of JACKO.
(3) Author PR on publication. Keneally will be here to take part in the Sceptre promotion.
- Other details
- ISBN: 9780340431047
- Publication date: 01 Nov 1988
- Page count: 240
Thomas Keneally has been shortlisted for the Booker four times and won it with Schindler's Ark in 1982. His novels have been filmed (Schindler's List and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith) and dramatised (The Playmaker). He has also written several works of non-fiction, including The Place Where Souls are Born, about the American Southwest, and Homebush Boy, a memoir.
'Extremely gripping, as well as important historical fiction' — New Statesman
'As fiction it is absorbing and as history it achieves the kind of significance earned only by sympathy acting on deep knowledge...Keneally's book belongs...with those like Solzhenitsyn's AUGUST 1914, books that delineate the past in sympathetic depth and so urge the reader to enter it' — New York Times Book Review
'I was intrigued, excited and sure that the vivid snapshots of private-versus-public emotion would coalesce into a moving, meaningful image' — The Sunday Times