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The Breaking Wave

Shute, Nevil (Book - 2010)
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Returning home to his family's Australian sheep station to take the place of his dead brother, Alan Duncan finds his homecoming marred by the suicide of his parents' parlor maid. After he discovers the woman was his brother's fiance, Alan sets out to piece together the tragic events.
Authors: Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960
Uniform Title: Requiem for a wren
Title: The breaking wave
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 249 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nevil Shute
Notes: Previously published as: Requiem for a wren
Summary: Returning home to his family's Australian sheep station to take the place of his dead brother, Alan Duncan finds his homecoming marred by the suicide of his parents' parlor maid. After he discovers the woman was his brother's fiance, Alan sets out to piece together the tragic events.
ISBN: 030747402X
9780307474025
Branch Call Number: FICTION SHUTE 2010
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Psychological aspects Fiction Suicide victims Fiction
Genre/Form: War stories
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Suicide victims
LCCN: 2010021566
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Alan Duncan’s happy return to his parents prosperous sheep farm in Australia is spoiled by the apparent suicide of their beloved housekeeper. Alan embarks on a quest to discover her true identity and her real place in the Duncan household.


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