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By Reece Pocock - ISBN: 9781922444035

RRP: $29.95

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Reece Pocock is an Australian crime and historical fiction writer with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from Adelaide College of Arts. He served in the army before embarking on a business career, afterwards he worked in finance before taking on a career as a novelist. He won first prize for his short story "The Girl in the Red Beret" in the Burnside Library short story contest. He's highly commended for his screenplay, "The Soldiers" in the Di Cranston Award and won the Wildscreen Award for his play "Awake to Murder" in the US.


By Reece Pocock - ISBN: 9781922444035

RRP: $29.95

In a time when the world is still recovering from the aftermath of World War II...

A man leaves his history in the war and his devastating wounds of his murdered family. But the war will not fade far from his mind as memories flow from the deaths at Dresden to Germany; the deserters; the killing fields...littered by dead bodies...hospitals overwhelmed and refugee centres, so under-supported...

Rolf Krieger arrives in Adelaide after leaving Germany to start a new life. He uses his skills as a carpenter to gain work with Bill Kelly, a good man who becomes a friend and confidant. He finds love in the arms of Bill's sister, Elaine, a war widow with two children. He experiences happiness, until the haunting events from his past track him down in the form of a stranger seeking him out because he thinks Rolf stole from a dying aristocrat before the war ended and now, he wants Rolf to repay the sin in blood...They come together in an attempt to rebuild their lives after the dynamics of a conflict that so far has ruined them...Peace will not be found at the end of this war...

"Refugee is a moving, stunning piece of literature that enthralled, entertained and enchanted me from the very first page..." Aimee, Indie Book reviewer

"What I liked most about this book was that as I read it, I got so engrossed in it that I felt like I was a silent character who was following the protagonist everywhere..." Rose, Indie Book reviewer

"Reece Pocock creates a fine study of how ordinary people are swept along by political and military events over which they have no control, but which continue to colour their daily lives..." Boris of Adelaide

"A great read for everyone who enjoys real dramatic war stories filled with love, pain and retribution of the soul..." Ben, IndieBook reviewer

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