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Flying Hero Class

Thomas Keneally

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

'Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat' (The Sunday Times).

When Palestinian guerillas hijack a flight from New York to Frankfurt, they find an Aboriginal dance troupe among the passengers. Similarly dispossessed of their land, whose side will the Aborigines take? Conflicts of loyalty, terror and revolutionary fervour form the explosive ingredients in this riveting and thought-provoking novel.

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Praise for Flying Hero Class

  • Once you start reading, you can't put it down - Guardian

  • As an intellectual piece of suspense, Flying Hero Class can hardly be surpassed - Observer

  • Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat . . . by the time the narrative puts its breaks on, you find he has navigated his fast-moving thriller over an impressive amount of thematic territory - The Sunday Times

  • Enthralling . . . ranks with Keneally's Booker-winning best - Daily Mail

  • A novel of great scope, intelligence and humanity - The Scotsman

  • A fast, memorable read . . . when we look at the century in retrospect, he will emerge as one of the great writers - Literary Review

  • A smooth and elevated entertainment - Independent

  • The reader's anxiety is awoken soon after take-off and is kept to a high pitch throughout - The Times

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Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally, of Irish extraction, was brought up in Australia and still lives in Sydney. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates (which first led him to study nineteenth century American history). Schindler's Ark was later turned into as remarkable a film by Steven Spielberg under the title Schindler's List.

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