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The Turtle Beach

(1981)
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Two women, two worlds. Together they must risk everything

Judith Wilkes, an ambitious journalist, leaves her husband and two sons in Australia and goes to Malaysia to report on the international refugee crisis. Ten years earlier, Malaysia provided Judith with her first major career success, but also with a personal disaster that she would like to forget.

While on assignment Judith encounters Minou, the manipulative young French-Vietnamese wife of a high-ranking Australian diplomat. Minou is desperate to rescue her children from Saigon, who were left behind when she fled. Judith also begins a romance with the enigmatic Indian scholar Kanan. These new loyalties throw her headlong into dramatic personal and professional dilemmas. It is on the East Malaysian coast, where the giant turtles gather to lay their eggs, that the conflict reaches its tragic, brutal climax.

Winner of the Age Book of the Year Award, the South Australian Government's Award for Literature, the PEN Golden Jubilee Award and the Braille Book of the Year Award.

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Hardback Editions

September 1983 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche D'Alpuget
ISBN: 0-671-49241-1 / 978-0-671-49241-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche d'Alpuget
ISBN: 1-74331-226-1 / 978-1-74331-226-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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April 1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche D'Alpuget
ISBN: 0-14-014879-5 / 978-0-14-014879-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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November 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche D'Alpuget
ISBN: 0-345-31818-8 / 978-0-345-31818-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books (Mm)
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March 1981 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche D'Alpuget
ISBN: 0-14-005784-6 / 978-0-14-005784-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche d'Alpuget
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Turtle Beach
Author(s): Blanche d'Alpuget
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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