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  • Published: 28 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143789277
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48
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Oskar the Pole

The Second Story from the Otto Bin Empire


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The second of Judy Nunn’s captivating short stories featuring the homeless men and women who gather around the plastic bins near the docks, is a heart-warming tale of friendship and community.

This ebook also includes an extract from Judy Nunn's new novel, Sanctuary.

For eight years now Oskar the Pole has been a widower. As a homeless vagrant, pushing a supermarket trolley through the streets of life, he cuts a lonely figure.

But Oskar has a talent. He can play chess, and he can play it well.

Every afternoon, at the giant chessboard in the park, Oskar becomes a star, a master, the undefeated champion . . .

The second of Judy Nunn’s captivating short stories featuring the homeless men and women who gather around the plastic bins near the docks, is a heart-warming tale of friendship and community.

  • Pub date: 28 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143789277
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48

About the Author

Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.

Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne and Spirits of the Ghan and Sanctuary confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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