The Phoenix Tree (novel)

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The Phoenix Tree
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First edition
AuthorJon Cleary
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCollins
Publication date
1984

The Phoenix Tree is a 1984 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary set in Japan during the last days of World War II.[1][2][3]

Cleary said he was attracted by the chance to do something different and write from a Japanese mind-set.[4]

The novel is set during the end of World War II. It deals with the bombing of Tokyo and the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and revolves around the themes of war and peace.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Phoenix Tree at AustLit (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Tension, drama from Cleary". The Canberra Times. 3 November 1984. p. 21. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "TIMESTYLE books". The Canberra Times. 27 October 1985. p. 8. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Author's 'two-fingered salute' to literary establishment". The Canberra Times. 27 October 1984. p. 19. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.