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After Darkness

by Christine Piper

While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There, he learns to live among a group of men who are divided by culture and allegiance. As tensions at the isolated camp escalate, the doctor’s long- held beliefs are thrown into question and he is forced to confront his dark past: the promise he made in Japan and its devastating consequences.

About Christine Piper

Christine Piper is a writer and editor. Her first novel, After Darkness, won the 2014 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award. She won the 2014 Calibre Prize for her essay 'Unearthing the Past'. Her articles, reviews and short stories have been published in newspapers, magazines, journals and anthologies. She also works as a freelance copy editor. Born in Asia and raised in Australia, she currently lives in New York.


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