Four Fires Book Summary and Study Guide

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The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare and fire itself. All these fires have molded the Australian people, a small town 5th generation family of Irish Catholic descent struggling to reach the first rung of the social ladder. A story of love and the triumph of the human spirit against the odds.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Irish    -   Australian (mate!) Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   long lived adults Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia    -   Australia Jungles?    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Pacific Islands Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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