This quartet of true stories of displacement, of survival and of resistance – spans the globe and reflects the universal spirit of humanity. Master storyteller Arnold Zable takes us to distant lands, and those closer to home, to weave tales within tales of people compelled to live extraordinary lives.
A miller in rural China sits silently with the thrum of his waterwheel. A survivor of Pol Pot’s killing fields works to bring music and joy to a new generation. A theatre troupe rises out of the horror of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A Wurundjeri elder shares her knowledge of the land and the story of her great-great-uncle’s stand against invasion. And a family leave the old world for the new, unaware it is a land far more ancient than the one they had left.
Text Publishing 2020, paperback, 256 pages