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About thirty pages into this book it is evident why this novel won the 2002 Age Book of the Year and was shortlisted for four other prestigious Australian literary awards. The novel begins at the end of the First World War when Frank and Ada Clark take up a land option as soldier settlers in Western Australia. The going is tough and most of their neighbours fail to thrive during the depression. Frank survives by selling his land off piecemeal to a l...