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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743534281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 09/12/2014
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 352
  • Price: $19.99

Constantinople, 1919. Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer, arrives in Turkey to fulfil a pledge made on his wife's grave - to find the bodies of their three sons, lost in Gallipoli, and bring them home.

In the enemy city Connor meets Orhan, a mischievous Turkish boy, and his mother Ayshe, who is struggling to keep her family hotel afloat and rebuild her life after the war.

Connor can trace life-giving water under the earth, but finding his sons at Gallipoli seems impossible when faced with the gruesome landscape of sun-bleached bones and rotting uniforms. But a Turkish officer gives the broken father hope where there was none. - Connor's eldest son may be alive.

As Connor risks his life travelling into the heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: If his son is alive why hasn't he come home?

This novel tells the complete story of The Water Diviner and is based on the original screenplay by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight. It is inspired by true events found within personal accounts and official records from the Great War.

Author Information

Andrew Anastasios is a script researcher and writer for film and television via a career in archaeology, journalism and advertising. Andrew's credits include the Jack Irish telemovies and the adaptation of Peter Temple's Broken Shore. He co-wrote the film script for The Water Diviner with Andrew Knight. Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, also a former archaeologist, has a PHD in art history and cultural economics. She teaches, researches and writes for film and television.

Meaghan Wilson Anastasios spent her formative years in Melbourne before travelling and working as an archaeologist in the Mediterranean and Middle East. She holds a PhD in art history and cultural economics, has been a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and was a fine art auctioneer. More recently, Meaghan has been seduced by the dark side and now uses her expertise to write and research for film and TV. She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband and their two children.

The Water Diviner was her first novel, which she co-wrote with her husband Andrew. The Honourable Thief was her first solo novel.