Second Hand (Hardcover)
Greece, 1917. The great city of Salonika is engulfed by fire as all of Europe is ravaged by war.
Amid the destruction, there are those who have come to the frontlines to heal- surgeons, ambulance drivers, nurses, orderlies and other volunteers. Four of these people-Stella, Olive, Grace and Stanley-are at the centre of Gail Jones's extraordinary new novel, which takes its inspiration from the wartime experiences of Australians Miles Franklin and Olive King, and British painters Grace Pailthorpe and Stanley Spencer.
In Jones's imagination these four lives intertwine and ramify, compelled by the desire to create something meaningful in the ruins of a broken world.
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