A Memoir

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2013
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'Listen to me,' my mother says. 'They've let off an atom bomb today. Right here in W.A. Atom bombs worry the blazes out of me, and I want you at home.' In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the three huge atom bombs that were detonated there, but they lodged in the consciousness of the young Robert Drewe and would linger with him for years to come. In this moving sequel to The Shark Net, Drewe travels to the Montebellos to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. In the aftermath of both man-made and natural events that have left a permanent mark on the Australian landscape and psyche - from nuclear tests and the mining boom to shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and love can emerge from chaos and loss.
Publisher: Ultimo, N.S.W. : ABC ; Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, p2013.
Edition: MP3 ed.
ISBN: 9781743187012
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 8 hr., 55 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Additional Contributors: Meldrum, Robert
Drewe, Robert 1943-.


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