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The Communist's Daughter (Vintage Contemporaries)


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ISBN13: 9781400096091
ISBN10: 140009609x
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The Communist's Daughter is a sweeping novel of love and betrayal spanning the trenches of the Great War to the horrors of Spain and China.

Norman Bethune was a visionary whose dedication touched millions. Rebelling in childhood against his father's religion, he finds a calling himself, saving lives on the battlefield. In Republican Spain he fulfills his idealism, yet before long politics destroy his romance and drive him to seek refuge in China. Here, in service to a man eventually known as Mao Zedong, Bethune begins this account of his life and his cherished beliefs for the only person who still makes a future seem possible: the daughter he has never seen.

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Dennis Bock was awarded the Canada-Japan Literary Award in 2002 for The Ash Garden. He lives in Ontario with his wife and their two sons.

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julieb43, June 2, 2009 (view all comments by julieb43)
A beautifully written novel about the enigmatic Canadian war doctor, Norman Bethune. The novel blends fact and fiction, creating an interesting account of an ultimately flawed man driven by a passion to be of service in conflict zones, mainly 1930's Spain and China.

Bock depicts war's brutality and despair with haunting lyricism. The fictional Bethune's letters to his daughter are touching and reveal his sorrows and perceived failures.

The novel leaves a lasting impression of lingering sadness from a man who accomplished so much but enjoyed so little.
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Bock, Dennis
Vintage Books USA
Historical fiction
Bethune, Norman
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Literature-A to Z
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Vintage Contemporaries
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