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Title:
Atlantic black
Author:
Patrić, A. S., author.
ISBN:
9780995409828

9780994395856
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Publication Information:
Melbourne : Transit Lounge, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
279 pages ; 24 cm.
Abstract:
This is a haunting novel set on an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic to Europe. A seventeen-year-old girl called Katerina Klova is travelling with her mother. The story begins with the collapse of Katerina's mother, a complete psychotic breakdown, leaving Katerina alone for the first time in her life. This novel subtly explores the legacy of violence, of how the First World War precipitated the Second World War, and with this narrative lens we can understand the ongoing nature of violence now. Through the perceptive intelligence of Katerina Klova, and her own family's place within a fracturing world, we see the way trauma is passed from one generation to another. The story takes place over one day and night, New Year's Eve, 1939. The RMS Aquitania steams across the Atlantic ocean--on the horizon the world is about to explode. A powerful and mesmerising voyage into darkness, this novel creates an indelible portrait of humanity sailing towards war.
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