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  • Published: 11 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780670072743
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 602
  • RRP: $49.95
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Fishing For Stars




An epic tale of enduring love and lifelong friendship set in the Pacific in the aftermath of WWII.

Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged, and shrewd; the other beautiful, determined and zealous. Both are bitter rivals for the love of the same man.

My story is set in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Japan and Indonesia during the latter half of the twentieth century. Nick Duncan is an ingenuous male with a great deal more female on his hands than he can possibly hope to understand.

The contest he is called upon to referee is the clash between the two great loves of his life: the seductive Anna Til, and the older, equally fascinating Marg Hamilton. Nick struggles between their worlds: one exploiting the world's riches for profit, the other fighting to save the environment and its creatures, large and small.

I hope you like Fishing for Stars – it is a story of ambition, destruction, love, tears and laughter, with a soupçon of hope thrown in.

Bryce Courtenay

'Just the right level of intellectual and emotional stimulation for a relaxing holiday read.' Sunday Age'Fishing for Stars has, at its heart, two passionate, unforgettable – but very different – women. One is exotic, damaged and shrewd, the other beautiful, determined and zealous.' Sunday Telegraph

  • Published: 11 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780670072743
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 602
  • RRP: $49.95
Categories:

About the author

Bryce Courtenay

The Late Bryce Courtenay was the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie,Jack of Diamonds and The Silver Moon: Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

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