A DISTANT LAND by Alison Booth Format: Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781864711943 Imprint: Bantam Australia Released in June, 2012


Reading Group Questions 1. The book’s prologue is written from Jim’s perspective and provides information about what will happen to him. How different would the pace of the novel have felt to you if the prologue had been removed? 2. Zidra’s life is in turmoil for much of the narrative. Do you think she copes well with the events that overtake her? What do you think she learns from her experiences? 3. What role does George Cadwallader play in A Distant Land? Why do you think the author chose to write some of the book from his point of view? 4. How do Jim’s experiences affect his attitudes to war and to human-rights issues? 5. What is the significance of the Vietnam War to the narrative? Do you think any of the issues raised in the novel are relevant today?
Reading Group Questions from A Distant Land by Alison Booth Available in bookshops and ebook retailers June 2012 A Distant Land: Print ISBN: 9781864711943 | ebook ISBN: 9781864711950 Imprint: Bantam Australia | Publisher: Random House Australia
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