Fly Away Peter


David Malouf

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Fly Away Peter Symbols


Because Jim Saddler is a birdwatcher who finds joy in identifying the creatures he sees flying above, birds factor into many scenes in Fly Away Peter and come to represent a sense of freedom and…

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Bert’s Biplane

When Jim watches Bert’s biplane roar through the sky at the beginning of the book, he resents its noisiness and its imposition, for he feels that this machine has encroached upon the territory of…

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The Old Man and His Garden

After many months at war, Jim begins to lose his ability to find beauty in life. Fortunately, he stumbles upon an old man planting a garden in an otherwise desolate landscape, and this experience renews…

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