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After The Raid

Paling, Chris

ISBN 10: 0224041142 / ISBN 13: 9780224041140
Published by Cape, 1995
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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190pp, complete dustjacket. Ex library, evidenced only by stamp on flyleaf and title page, no label or pocket and otherwise internally clean. Gregory Swift is haunted by the Blitz on London. Bookseller Inventory # 4345

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Title: After The Raid

Publisher: Cape

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

The Second World War. London. Gregory Swift returns to his home to find it destroyed by an air raid. His wife is dead. Travelling by train to Manchester to stay with his sister, he encounters a woman and boy. A series of surreal events unravel as Swift's mind becomes more and more fevered and reality harder to define. As the vertiginous atmosphere develops, the pieces of Swift's memory forge to produce an even more horrific reality - he had a son, is he alive or dead? Who was the lost boy he met on the train? What happened to Swift in the unaccounted-for days in a mental institution? And will the woman help him find his way back to sanity by kick-starting his memory?. Intense, dark and unsettling, this novel which confronts the psychosis of fear with a rare energy and insight.

About the Author:

Chris Paling was born in Derby. He is a producer on BBC Radio 4 and has written for 'Morning Story' and 'Thirty-minute Theatre'. He lives in Brighton.

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