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The Breaking Wave by Nevil Shute - Paperback - 1988 - from MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE (SKU: 009590)

The Breaking Wave

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The Breaking Wave

by Nevil Shute

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ISBN 10
0345321731
ISBN 13
9780345321732
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CANADA: Ballantine Books, 1988. Soft cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Other than two initials on flypage this is a tight and unmarked copy- spine has tears top and bottom- The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute's most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II. Sidelined by a wartime injury, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his parents' remote sheep station in Australia to take the place of his brother Bill, who died a hero in the war. But his homecoming is marred by the suicide of his parents' parlormaid, of whom they were very fond. Alan soon realizes that the dead young woman is not the person she pretended to be. Upon discovering that she had served in the Royal Navy and participated along with his brother in the secret build-up to the Normandy invasion, Alan sets out to piece together the tragic events and the lonely burden of guilt that unravelled one woman's life. In the process of finding the answer to the mystery, he realizes how much he had in common with this woman he never knew and how "a war can go on killing people long after it's all over.

Synopsis

Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel, Marazan , in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).

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Bookseller
MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
009590
Title
The Breaking Wave
Author
Nevil Shute
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0345321731
ISBN 13
9780345321732
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
CANADA
Date published
1988
Pages
222
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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