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Fly Away Peter: Introduction
Fly Away Peter: Plot Summary
Fly Away Peter: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Fly Away Peter: Themes
Fly Away Peter: Quotes
Fly Away Peter: Characters
Fly Away Peter: Symbols
Fly Away Peter: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of David Malouf
Historical Context of Fly Away Peter
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- Full Title: Fly Away Peter
- When Published: 1982
- Literary Period: Postmodernism
- Genre: Novel, Historical Fiction
- Setting: Australia and Europe during World War I
- Climax: After having an out-of-body experience on the battle field, Jim makes his way through an otherworldly landscape where he encounters his dead friend Clancy Parkett, who warmly encourages him to dig through a garden to reach “the other side.”
- Antagonist: The brutality of war
- Point of View: Third-person omniscient
Extra Credit for Fly Away Peter
A Night at the Opera. The opera version of Fly Away Peter premiered in Sydney in 2015 and was performed by the Sydney Chamber Opera.
Recognition. Fly Away Peter won the Book of the Year award presented by an Australian newspaper called The Age.