Flying Hero Class

As the airliner searches for a landing place in the Mediterranean, Keneally examines how the hijackers and hijacked alike respond under pressure in this explosive novel, which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Flying Hero Class

From the author of Man Booker Prize–winning Schindler’s Ark Palestinian terrorists hijack a flight from New York bound for Frankfurt that holds an unusual group of passengers: a troupe of dancers from the aboriginal Australian Barramatjara tribe. The hijackers single out Frank McCloud, the troupe’s Caucasian manager, as an “Exploiter of Landless People” and attempt to persuade the dancers to join their cause. Whose side will they take? What do the other passengers—a conservative Japanese-American woman, a Fleet Street–journalist, and a Jewish software engineer—have to say about the hijackers message? As the airliner searches for a landing place in the Mediterranean, Keneally examines how the hijackers and hijacked alike respond under pressure in this explosive novel, which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Flying Hero Class

Flying Hero Class


Flying Hero Class

Hijackers representing a Palestinian faction take over a plane flying between N.Y. and Frankfurt.

Flying Hero Class

Hijackers representing a Palestinian faction take over a plane flying between N.Y. and Frankfurt.

Flying Hero Class

From the award-winning author of "To Asmara" comes a riveting and richly-textured tale of magic, terrorism, the loss of dreams, and the extraordinary powers of the human spirit.

Flying Hero Class

From the award-winning author of the national bestseller To Asmara comes a riveting and richly-textured tale of magic, terrorism, the loss of dreams, and the extraordinary powers of the human spirit. When terrorists hijack his plane, a dance troupe manager is transformed into a hero.

Flying Hero Class

Hijackers representing a Palestinian faction take over an airliner flying between New York and Frankfurt.

Flying Hero Class

Hijackers representing a Palestinian faction take over an airliner flying between New York and Frankfurt. Onboard is an Australian aboriginal dance troupe and their white tour manager. The tension builds when terrorists' leader accuses the manager of exploiting the dancers. As the crew and passengers become brainwashed they begin to turn against the scapegoats.

Face on the Milk

Flying Hero Class

Face on the Milk

Flying Hero Class

Thomas Keneally s Career and the Literary Machine

Warner enthused: 'Honestly this is the best-looking book we've put out in a long time'.83 Everything looked positive for Flying Hero Class (1991), despite Trewin's report of 'rivers of blood here in publishing: hefty redundancies in ...

Thomas Keneally s Career and the Literary Machine

Booker Prize winner and Living National Treasure, Thomas Keneally still divides critical opinion: he is both a morally challenging stylist and a commercial hack, a wise commentator on society and a garrulous leprechaun. Such judgements are located in the cultural politics of Australia but also linked to ideas about what a literary career should look like. ‘Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine’ charts Keneally’s production and reception across his three major markets, noting clashes between national interests and international reach, continuity of themes and variety of topics, settings and genres, the writer’s interests and the publishers’ push to create a brand, celebrity fame and literary reputation, and the tussle around fiction, history, allegory and the middlebrow. Keneally is seen as playing a long game across several events rather than honing one specialist skill, a strategy that has sustained for more than 50 years his ambition to earn a living from writing.

Thomas Keneally

Flying Hero Class was a novel that dealt with the hijacking of an aeroplane in Europe by Arab terrorists, or freedom fighters. Among the passengers were the members of the Barramatjara Aboriginal dance troupe. It was nearly two decades ...

Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally's reputation as a storyteller, established in the 1960s, has been cemented by a series of publications; fiction, history, memoir and social comment that has brought him international fame and national esteem. This collection of three essays is a fitting tribute to one of Australia's most engaging writers.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

Flying Hero Class (1991) revises The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by showing that today's Aborigines resist the stereotypes that once seemed so fierce. A River Town (1995b), which Keneally planned as the first part of a trilogy that might ...

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

Now Read this II

... 55 Florry of Washington Heights , 128 , 177 Flowers and Shadows , 287 Flowers for Algernon , 264 Flying Hero Class , 178 Flying in Place , 98 Flying in to Love , 259 Flying West , 46 Flynn , Robert , 244 The Fan Man , 74 , 213 Fogle ...

Now Read this II

Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Literature in English

In all the hero is the local rabbi, David Small, who solves mysteries by the application of pipul, or Talmudic logic. ... Towards Asmara (1989), about Eritrean resistance to the Ethiopian government; Flying Hero Class (1991), ...

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Literature in English

Discusses the major literary figures in the English-speaking world

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels

Novel The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally , 1972 Flying Hero Class by Thomas Keneally , 1991 Lugs O'Leary by Anthony Kimmins , 1960 Millie , Jack and the dancing cat by Stephen King , 2003 You're on Your Own by Robin Klein ...

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels

This book is an analysis of the textual representation of dance in the Australian novel since the late 1890s. It examines how the act of dance is variously portrayed, how the word 'dance' is used metaphorically to convey actual or imagined movement, and how dance is written in a novelistic form. The author employs a wide range of theoretical approaches including postcolonial studies, theories concerned with class, gender, metaphor and dance and, in particular, Jung's concept of the shadow and theories concerned with vision. Through these variegated approaches, the study critiques the common view that dance is an expression of joie de vivre, liberation, transcendence, order and beauty. This text also probes issues concerned with the enactment of dance in Australia and abroad, and contributes to an understanding of how dance is 'translated' into literature. It makes an important contribution because the study of dance in Australian literature has been minimal, and this despite the reality that dance is prolific in Australian novels.

Contemporary Australian Literature

... Sustenance to Fragility In his next book, Flying Hero Class, Keneally contrasted different kinds of subalternity – Palestinian and Aboriginal – by having an Aboriginal dance troupe fly on an aeroplane hijacked by Arab terrorists.

Contemporary Australian Literature

Australia has been seen as a land of both punishment and refuge. Australian literature has explored these controlling alternatives, and vividly rendered the landscape on which they transpire. Twentieth-century writers left Australia to see the world; now Australia’s distance no longer provides sanctuary. But today the global perspective has arrived with a vengeance. In Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead, Nicholas Birns tells the story of how novelists, poets and critics, from Patrick White to Hannah Kent, from Alexis Wright to Christos Tsiolkas, responded to this condition. With rancour, concern and idealism, modern Australian literature conveys a tragic sense of the past yet an abiding vision of the way forward. Birns paints a vivid picture of a rich Australian literary voice – one not lost to the churning of global markets, but in fact given new life by it. Contrary to the despairing of the critics, Australian literary identity continues to flourish. And as Birns finds, it is not one thing, but many. "In this remarkable, bold and fearless book, Nicholas Birns contests how literary cultures are read, how they are constituted and what they stand for … In examining the nature of the barriers between public and private utterance, and looking outside the absurdity of the rules of genre, Birns has produced a redemptive analysis that leaves hope for revivifying a world not yet dead." - John Kinsella

Victim of the Aurora

FICTION The Placeat Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the Paraclete The Survivor A Dutiful ... The Cutrate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman ...

Victim of the Aurora

'A powerful and subtle writer...a remarkable novel' Spectator 'Chilling and tragic' Ruth Rendell In the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of gentlemen wait out a raging blizzard in the perpetual darkness of the Antarctic winter, poised for a strike at the South Pole. As the storm lifts, a new challenge faces Captain Sir Eugene Stewart - to discover which of his twenty-five carefully chosen men has become a murderer. The quest for adventure has become a quest for justice.

The Daughters of Mars

Fiction The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the Paraclete The Survivor A ... The Cut-rate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman of the ...

The Daughters of Mars

In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's dairy farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Used to tending the sick as they are, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first in the Dardanelles, then on the Western Front. Yet they find courage in the face of extreme danger and become the friends they never were before. And eventually they meet the kind of men worth giving up their precious independence for - if only they all survive. At once epic in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings the First World War to vivid life from an unusual perspective. Profoundly moving, it pays tribute to the men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for peace.

The Book of Science and Antiquities

ALSO BY THOMAS KENEALLY FICTION The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the ... The Cut-rate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman of the ...

The Book of Science and Antiquities

Thomas Keneally, the bestselling author of The Daughters of Mars and Schindler’s List, brings his “insightful and nimble prose” (The New York Times Book Review) to this exquisite exploration of community and country, love and morality, set in both prehistoric and modern Australia. An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with reimagining the full story of the Learned Man—a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and the Australian Outback, Shelby searches for understanding of this enigmatic man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man has made his home alongside other members of his tribe. Complex and deeply introspective, he reveres tradition, loyalty, and respect for his ancestors. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling. In this “meditation on last things, but still electric with life, passion and appetite” (The Australian), Thomas Keneally weaves an extraordinary dual narrative that effortlessly transports you around the world and across time, offering “a hymn to idealism and to human development” (Sydney Morning Herald).

The Thomas Keneally Collection

FICTION The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the Paraclete The Survivor A ... The Cut-rate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman of the ...

The Thomas Keneally Collection

A powerful collection of three seminal works by Booker prize-winning author Thomas Keneally. SCHINDLER'S ARK, THE BOOK BEHIND OSCAR-WINNING FILM "SCHINDLER'S LIST": In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy-drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland and who was transformed by the war into a man with a mission, a compassionate angel of mercy. SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, THE TRUE STORY BEHIND SCHINDLER'S ARK: In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. A FAMILY MADNESS: Inspired by a true incident, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel's daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel's outlook on life and all too slowly grasps its implications.

The Dickens Boy

ALSO BY THOMAS KENEALLY Fiction The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the ... The Cut-rate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman of the ...

The Dickens Boy

By the Booker-winning author of Schindler's Ark, a vibrant novel about Charles Dickens' son and his little-known adventures in the Australian Outback. In 1868, Charles Dickens dispatches his youngest child, sixteen-year-old Edward, to Australia. Posted to a remote sheep station in New South Wales, Edward discovers that his father's fame has reached even there, as has the gossip about his father's scandalous liaison with an actress. Amid colonists, ex-convicts, local tribespeople and a handful of eligible young women, Edward strives to be his own man - and keep secret the fact that he's read none of his father's novels. Conjuring up a life of sheep-droving, horse-racing and cricket tournaments in a community riven with tensions and prejudice, the story of Edward's adventures also affords an intimate portrait of Dickens' himself. This vivacious novel is classic Keneally: historical figures and events re-imagined with verve, humour and compassion.

Searching For Schindler

Also by Thomas Keneally FICTION The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the ... Cutrate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman ofthe Inner ...

Searching For Schindler

A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List *27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List. Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.

Three Famines

Fiction The Place at Whitton The Fear Bring Larks and Heroes Three Cheers for the Paraclete The Survivor A ... The Cut-rate Kingdom Schindler's Ark A Family Madness The Playmaker Towards Asmara By the Line Flying Hero Class Woman of the ...

Three Famines

Famine may be triggered by nature but its outcome arises from politics and ideology. In Three Famines, award-winning author Thomas Keneally uncovers the troubling truth -- that sustained widespread hunger is historically the outcome of government neglect and individual venality. Through the lens of three of the most disastrous famines in modern history -- the potato famine in Ireland, the famine in Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia in the 1970s and 1980s -- Keneally shows how ideology, mindsets of governments, racial preconceptions, and administrative incompetence were, ultimately, more lethal than the initiating blights or crop failures. In this compelling narrative, Keneally recounts the histories of these events while vividly evoking the terrible cost of famine at the level of the individual who starves and the nation that withers.