THE MERRY GO ROUND IN THE SEA

by Dickon Oxenburgh, Andrew Ross

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THE MERRY GO ROUND IN THE SEA

by Dickon Oxenburgh, Andrew Ross

It is 1941, Australian soldiers are fighting overseas and in Geraldton locals dig air raid trenches in their backyards, just in case. Six-year-old Rob Coram idolises his enigmatic older cousin Rick, and his idyllic existence on the west coast of Australia is disrupted when Rick volunteers for active service. Interned by the Japanese, Rick struggles to survive, just as Rob will struggle to overcome the void created by Rick's absence and to understand the disillusioned man who returns.

Adapted by Dickon Oxenburgh and Andrew Ross from Randolph Stow's classic novel, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea captures the restless spirit of post-war Australia.

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Western Australian Premier's Award (1997 winner)

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