Past the Headlands by Garry Disher
For all those who loved The English Patient comes a story of desire and treachery.

The woodshed at Mistake Springs has an east-west alignment...
There is tricky magnetic country near Mount Behn...
The Wyndham airstrip is sticky when wet...

There was a time when Neil Quiller’s logbooks had kept him safe in the air. But it’s 1941 now, he’s a photo-reconnaissance pilot in Malaya, and Kimberley landmarks are no good to him at all.

Betrayed by a spy and shot down over the jungle, Quiller escapes to Singapore ahead of the advancing Japanese. Here he finds love and friendship but is also unsettled to encounter his cousin, Cameron Dunn, who demands from him an impossible promise.

Meanwhile, as Japanese fighter-planes and cyclonic winds lurk along the north-west coast of Australia, Jeannie Verco runs Haarlem Downs, the Kimberley cattle station where Cameron was born and Neil grew up, and waits for war news that never comes.

When Singapore falls, Quiller, armed with hand-drawn maps, a school atlas and an increasing longing for home, begins a treacherous journey across land and sea.

Tense, moving, evocative and beautifully written, Past the Headlands is a novel about loyalty and treachery, settlement and exile, bby a writer at the height of his powers.

Paperback 2001 edition

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Past the Headlands by Garry Disher

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