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Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Vintage)
THE horrors of life in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during the Second World War are graphically explored in this novel.
But a parallel story-line also traces Australian army surgeon Dorrigo Evans' love affair with his uncle's wife back in Aussie and his luke-warm relationship with his own wife Ella.
Evans is a complex character, hailed after the war as a hero, but a serial adulterer consumed by self-loathing.
The author's father survived the Burma death railway, and the atrocities imposed by the Japanese on Australian soldiers are described in great detail.