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This novel, set during the First World War, is about Sarah, a young girl working in a munitions factory, and on Wilfred Owen.
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Pat Barker's novels include "Another World", "Border Crossing" and "Noonday". She is also the author of the highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy, comprising "Regeneration", which has been made into a film starring Jonathan Pryce and James Wilby, "The Eye in the Door", winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, and "The Ghost Road", winner of the 1996 Booker Prize. She lives in England.From AudioFile:
When Billy Prior returns to France for the fourth time in September of 1918, it's like coming home. He does so against everyone's advice, but when he watches the sun rise slowly after the Battle of Joncourt, he realizes why he couldn't have stayed back. And mysteriously, so do we. Peter Firth's reading captures perfectly Barker's tragic mix of pity and apotheosis. An accomplished British actor, Firth is at once the cynical, but savvy, Prior, the stammering Professor Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), soft-spoken Dr. Rivers, all with transparent ease. His unerring sense of character and tone recreates the bitter irony of that last push in 1918 when so many died so needlessly. For Barker, these last dead, though they sour the trumpet of victory, are war's only winners. At the end Firth's silence becomes eloquent. P.E.F. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140257799