Spirit House

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ISBN: 
9781405040181
Year of Publication: 
2011
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
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Book Synopsis

DAVID IS THIRTEEN and confused.  His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents in Bondi to give her new relationship some 'space'.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to understand.

David's grandfather, Jimmy, a Jewish war veteran and survivor of the Thai-Burma railway, is seventy.  Haunted by the ghosts of long dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a thirteen-year-old from a different world.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to be understood.

SPIRIT HOUSE is a story of Changi and the Thai-Burma railway, of old men living with the horrors of their past, and a boy making sense of the daunting business of growing up.

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