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Publisher's Summary

It is early 1942, and Australia is in the midst of war. While working at a Japanese hospital in the port of Broome, Dr. Ibaraki is arrested and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. As tensions at the isolated camp escalate, the doctor's beliefs are thrown into question, and he is forced to confront his past: the promise he made in Japan and its devastating consequences.

©2014 Christine Piper (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Piper draws us deeper and deeper into the compelling story of Tomakazu Ibaraki, a man whose strengths - discretion, honour and loyalty - also lie at the heart of his personal tragedy." (Danielle Wood)
" After Darkness is about friendships that transcend clichéd notions of mateship. It's also about a man silenced by a promise...a haunting novel that lingers in a most unsettling way." (Fiona Stager)

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Highly recommended

A well crafted, believable story. Also, narration is superb. After finishing the last chapter, it still lingers in your mind.

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A lovely insight into another world

I really enjoyed this story, told in the voice of a Japanese doctor who was imprisoned in Australia in the war. The narrator was perfect for the character and easy to listen to.

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A Chilling Reminder of War

A very confronting book of how Governments go "feral " and delusion in their desire to seek ultimate glory at whatever expense to humanity. The hero of this book, is a true hero! If this book is fiction, it is to close to the truth!

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Gentle thoughtful

And a period of Australian history I didn't know much about. It's a bit slow but worth persevering. Narration is excellent

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Boring

Boring from start to finish. I persevered hoping that there might be some highlights that would reassure me that the great reviews that I had read might pan out. Not at it! This one will be going back!

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Intriguing.

I was totally absorbed in this book & found it hard to turn off. It relates some of the happenings of the "other side" during the second world war. The narration was excellent.

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loved this story

sensitive reading of a book which revealed gradually many levels of understanding by the protagonist and thence the reader.

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