Written in 1947 but never before published, John Hepworth's gripping first novel is an authentic and moving account of Australian soldiers under fire in New Guinea in the closing stages of World War Two.
The product of personal experience, 'The Long Green Shore' burns with the immediacy of a young man's memory. In direct and unsentimental detail, it recounts the lives - and deaths - of a group of soldiers fighting an obscure battle in a corner of the rain-soaked jungle. Written with vivid intensity, it captures the unholy excitement, the terrors, and the slow, acid-burning monotony of war.
'The Long Green Shore' is a work of immense power, destined to become a classic.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2003