This week my teaser comes from Empire Day by Diane Armstrong - a new to me Australian author. The book is set just after the end of World War II when many of the people immigrating to Australia came from European backgrounds rather then primarily British background that was previously the norm.
The story so far seems to follow the inhabitants of a Bondi street - there are the Australian families, the new arrived immigrants, all with secrets to hide from prying eyes. So far we have also got to see a few events from Sydney's history as well.
The teaser comes from page 172:
He opened the novel he'd bought with him, but the weak electric bulb in the bedside table gave very little light and he put the book aside. His mind kept wandering back to what he'd seen and heard at Bonegilla. As he turned off the lamp, it struck him that the lives of perpetrators and victims were closely intertwined in their new country.
Please note that this teaser comes from an ARC version and so may be different in the final version.
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And just because reading the book has reminded me of my own visit to Bondi earlier this year....