If you are at all interested in WWII, this book is a must read. Shame and the Captives is a fictionalized account of a Japanese POW camp breakout that occurred in Australia in 1944. I've read many fiction and non-fiction books set in that era without ever touching extensively upon Australia's history, mainly reading about Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. This was a very interesting and usual setting.
The in-depth examination of the varying cultures provides insight into the tragedy, and I will carry it with me into future readings on the topic. Keneally lives up to himself with this novel.
Thank you NetGalley and Atria for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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