Dreaming The Enemy by David Metzenthen
|Title||Dreaming the Enemy|
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin|
|Category||Young Adult Fiction|
|Language||English, Spanish, and French|
WINNER: 2016 QLD Literary Awards, Griffith University Young Adult Book Award I am still moving despite the fact that this dreamed-up bastard Khan walks with me - no, he doesn't walk with me, he rises up to fire, has my life in his hands, my head in his sights, and that is the image of all images that I have somehow to lose. Johnny Shoebridge has just returned from fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. He no longer carries a weapon - only photos of the dead and a dread of the living. Pursued by a Viet Cong ghost-fighter called Khan, Johnny makes one last stand - knowing that if he cannot lay this spectre to rest, he will remain a prisoner of war for ever. Drawing on courage, loyalty and love, Johnny tries to find a way back from the nightmare of war to a sense of hope for the future. An elegant and deeply moving novel, set in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, by one of Australia's finest writers.