5***** Review: Devil in the Wind

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5***** Review of Devil in the Wind

by Frank Prem, poetry


Devil In The Windis an account of catastrophic fire and its immediate aftermath.

In this 21st century, the whole world seems to be on fire. America burns. Europe burns. Greece is reeling after its own tragedy of fire.

And Australia burns, as it has always done, but now so much more fiercely.

In February 2009, wildfires burnt through entire communities, taking 173 lives and injuring hundreds, while destroying thousands of houses and other buildings. Up to 400 fires destroyed 450,000 hectares of forest, native fauna and habitat, livestock and farmland.

In the aftermath of the fires, the voices of people who had lived through the experience — victims, rescuers, and observers — spoke and were heard.

Devil In The Windis Frank Prem’s poetic testament to the personal, and very human, accounts of those who themselves…

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3 thoughts on “5***** Review: Devil in the Wind

  1. I’m blown away. I recorded a couple of these yesterday before calamity struck, for a blog feature in the UK and found myself emotionally stretched all over again. So much post AZ ND train AZ. It just doesn’t go away.

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    • Okay, what is AZ ND and what do they have to do with train?

      I read the book, but it’s too soon yet for me to be able to show calmness – Ash Wednesday still feels too close, too recent, and that cover is a smell, a sound … it’s all too close to home.
      But the book is excellent, and the reviews so far reflect just how close it connects to people.

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