No More Boats

No More Boats
  • ISBN-13: 9781787701588
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Europa Editions
  • Imprint: Europa Editions
  • Publication Date: 14-02-2019
  • Format: p/b

Availability: Available

£12.99
Set in Sydney's working-class suburbs, No More Boats tells of a family whose lives collide with a refugee crisis known as the Tampa Affair, when over 400 hundred refugees were left stranded fifteen miles off the Australian coast. The story revolves around Antonio, an Italian immigrant, his wife Rose, and their two children, Nico and Claire. After a work-related accident forces him into early retirement Antonio's mind begins to fragment. Manipulated by the media and made vulnerable by his feeling of irrelevance, Antonio commits an act that puts him in the centre of a heated immigrant debate.
About the book

Set in Sydney's working-class suburbs, No More Boats tells of a family whose lives collide with a refugee crisis known as the Tampa Affair, when over 400 hundred refugees were left stranded fifteen miles off the Australian coast. The story revolves around Antonio, an Italian immigrant, his wife Rose, and their two children, Nico and Claire. After a work-related accident forces him into early retirement Antonio's mind begins to fragment. Manipulated by the media and made vulnerable by his feeling of irrelevance, Antonio commits an act that puts him in the centre of a heated immigrant debate.