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The Return by Silvia Kwon

the return kwon silvia

I loved her growth throughout the story. We cannot change the past, nor can we control how others behave towards us, but we can choose to forgive, to love, and to move forward. They haven't for Merna Gibson and they definitely haven't for her husband, Frank. He won't ever forget what was done to him and his mates. Caught between the two men she loves she is determined to keep her family together, while still everything keeps changing. Set in a rural town in Victoria; Merna and Frank Gibson are about to have their life turned upside-down.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon

the return kwon silvia

Besides the challenges to gender issues, it was time when generations rubbed against each other and the early stability of the post-war years were being rocked by youth rebellion, and I was interested in capturing some of this conflict. It does, kind of, get him off the hook, but I think there are moments where the reader has no choice but to question him and his actions. War ends and the world changes, as it always does. The long-ago war colours their family life. She came to Australia at the age of nine with her family and grew up in Perth.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon ยท janagana.in

the return kwon silvia

For Merna, at home on the farm, Japan is very far away. Once the war is over, the real battle begins. The long-ago war colours their family life. The scars of war are not always visible, and they don't always fade. The Return is Silvia's first novel. He won't ever forget what was done to him and his mates.

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Aussie Book Review: The Return by Silvia Kwon

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It's a story of the wounds of war, the power of love, and life in a small rural farming community. To read the rest of my review please visit amreading Summer for me is about time with my family, long walks in the bush, road trips, and of course, reading. The long-ago war colours their family life. The nightmares, the aches, the pain of seeing things a person should never see stay with him, always. The Return moved me deeply, possibly because I was reminded of my family's relationship with I loved this book.

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Silvia Kwon, author of The Return: Interview

the return kwon silvia

Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Caught between the two men she loves she is determined to keep her family together, while still everything keeps changing. It may seem odd to younger people now, but at the time the second world war was still quite fresh in people's minds. Most of all, its about healing through forgiveness. Buy The Return by Silvia Kwon from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books. The enemy are no longer the enemy โ€” just people living their lives. After studying art history at the University of Western Australia, she worked in community arts before deciding to move to Melbourne to pursue a career in publishing.

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Silvia Kwon (Author of The Return)

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He won't ever forget what was done to him and his mates. When a woman comes into their son's life, it is left to Merna to try to bridge the gap. She is currently working on her next book. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and son. A though provoking and fascinating exploration of family, identity and change.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon.

the return kwon silvia

Father and son live worlds apart even when at the same table. But hate is hard to extinguish. They haven't for Merna Gibson and they definitely haven't for her husband, Frank. He mentioned in an off-hand way about how he was glad that I was not Japanese and that his grandfather was no longer alive. The enemy are no longer the enemy just people living their lives. The scars of war are not always visible, and they don't always fade. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and son.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon (9780733632013)

the return kwon silvia

They haven't for Merna Gibson and they definitely haven't for her husband, Frank. My only reservation is that it drags its feet, especially in the middle of the book. The author does a great job of drawing out the tension in this novel, and her descriptions of the Australian farming land is just beautiful. When a woman comes into their son's life, it is left to Merna to try to bridge the gap. The Return by Silvia Kwon Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Hachette Australia, March 2014 Synopsis- War ends and the world changes, as it always does. The enemy are no longer the enemy just people living their lives.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon (9780733632013)

the return kwon silvia

Silvia Kwon was born in Seoul, South Korea. How did your interest in writing begin? Or, do you believe you were always meant to be a writer? For him, Japan is a place of poss Once the war is over, the real battle begins. She does not share his hatred, but she respects his right to have it. The opening scene is especially powerful. They haven't for Merna Gibson and they definitely haven't for her husband, Frank. In particular this story is about a family whose son marries a Japanese girl after living in Japan working for Toyota. Hate and prejudice has created a gulf between the two.

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The Return by Silvia Kwon (ebook)

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This title has been listed for readers in Australia and New Zealand. But hate is hard to extinguish. He won't ever forget what was done to him and his mates. The intergenerational relationship issues, traumatic memories, and present-day family dynamics are wholeheartedly explored in a respectful and honest way. They haven't for Merna Gibson and they definitely haven't for her husband, Frank. But hate is hard to extinguish.

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