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Khaki Town

Khaki Town (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Nunn, Judy

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Khaki Town, Judy Nunn's stunning new novel, is inspired by a wartime true story which the Government kept secret for over seventy years. 'It seems to have happened overnight,' Val thought as she pulled the beers. 'We've become a khaki town.' It's March 1942. Singapore has fallen.... Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown's Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she's making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. Overnight the small Queensland city is transformed into the transport hub for 70,000 American and Australian soldiers destined for combat in the South Pacific. Barbed wire and gun emplacements cover the beaches. Historic buildings have been commandeered. And the dance halls are in full swing with jitterbug and jive. The Australian troops, short on rations and equipment, begrudge the confident, well-fed 'Yanks' who have taken over their town (and women). And there's growing conflict, too, within the American ranks. Because black GIs are enjoying the absence of segregation and the white GIs do not like it. Then one night a massive street fight leaves a black soldier lying dead in the street, and the situation explodes into violent confrontation.
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ISBN 9780143795179
Published AU 1 Oct 2019
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143795179
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint William Heinemann Australia
Published 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Nunn, Judy
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 530g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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