Archipelago of Souls by Gregory Day
A superb literary read …
Set between two islands, but very different worlds … war-time Crete and post-war King Island … where you follow the wounded but resilient life of young Australian soldier Wesley Cross.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete is fragmented and broken. Left behind in the British evacuation of Crete, he has lost his beloved brother somewhere in the aftermath. Evocatively written, Wesley gradually finds solace and redemption on wild King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring Forties latitude of the Southern Ocean.