'"The Ghost Road" is a startlingly good novel ...With the other two volumes of the trilogy, it forms one of the richest and most rewarding works of fiction of recent times. Intricately plotted, beautifully written, skilfully assembled, tender, horrifying and funny, it lives on in the imagination, like the war it so imaginatively and so intelligently explores' - "Times Literary Supplement".
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Pat Barker was born in 1943 and educated at LSE. She has published several novels including her highly acclaimed Regeneration Trilogy. The Eye in the Door was winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, winner of the 1995 Booker Prize for Fiction. Pat Barker is married and lives in Durham.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 Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140236287
Book Description 1996-07-04., 1996. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 288pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1412972
Book Description 1996-07-04., 1996. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 288pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1704420
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140236287