Title: The Sound of One Hand Clapping
Author: Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This edition published: 2000
Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback
Condition: Good condition
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
In the winter of 1954, in a construction camp for a hydroelectric dam in the remote Tasmanian highlands, Bojan Buloh brought his family to start a new life away from Slovenia, the privations of war, and refugee settlements. One night, Bojan's wife walked off into a blizzard, never to return -- leaving Bojan to drink too much to quiet his ghosts, and to care for his three-year-old daughter Sonja alone.
Thirty-five years later, Sonja returns to Tasmania and a father haunted by memories of the European war and other, more recent horrors. As the shadows of the past begin to intrude ever more forcefully into the present, Sonja's empty life and her father's living death are to change forever.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping is about the underbelly of Australia, the barbarism of Europe, and the destiny of those in a land beyond hope who seek to redeem themselves through love.