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Faraday Comes Home
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Scann
Making Arrangements
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Felice: A Travelogue
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Faraday Comes Home

Jamie Faraday has always been strong and vital. During WWll he was a bomber pilot, a traumatic time that he is certain he has walled off from his civilian life. He came north to Odgertown in 1945 where, with his Aboriginal friend Eddie Joe he found a crashed aircraft in the bush, hauled its parts out, put it together again, made it fly and began a bush air service they called North Air. . Half a century later, it still operates under his daughter Amy's firm hand.

But as he closes in on become 80 he has had major surgery. Recuperating, he takes up fishing in the Odger River, and it is there that this new recreation is interrupted by a young woman who talks as if she knows who he is. She says her name is Dora. Jamie doesn't remember her, but after their first meeting she visits him many times, unexplained and unannounced. Dora has an agenda, but she never tells him what it is Whether she is real or not, it is because of her that his life changes; gradually it becomes an odyssey that finally allows him to leave his war from which he hasn't been able to return. Jamie Faraday's personal war was not just bloody combat: it was about love.

 

     

 

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