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The Ghost Road
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The Ghost Road is the final instalment in Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy.WINNER OF THE 1995 BOOKER PRIZE.1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation ...The Ghost Road is the Booker Prize-winning account of the devastating final months of the First World War.'An extraordinary tour de force. I'm convinced that the trilogy will win recognition as one of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction' Jonathan Coe'Powerful, deeply moving' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Times'Harrowing, original, unforgettable' Independent'A triumph' Sunday TimesPat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, which has been filmed, The Eye in the Door, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. The trilogy featured the Observer's 2012 list of the ten best historical novels. She is also the author of the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class, and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.Présentation de l'éditeur :
The final book in the Regeneration Trilogy and winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.
The Ghost Road is the culminating masterpiece of Pat Barker's towering World War I fiction trilogy. The time of the novel is the closing months of the most senselessly savage of modern conflicts. In France, millions of men engaged in brutal trench warfare are all "ghosts in the making." In England, psychologist William Rivers, with severe pangs of conscience, treats the mental casualties of the war to make them whole enough to fight again. One of these, Billy Prior, risen to the officer class from the working class, both courageous and sardonic, decides to return to France with his fellow officer, poet Wilfred Owen, to fight a war he no longer believes in. Meanwhile, Rivers, enfevered by influenza returns in memory to his experience studying a South Pacific tribe whose ethos amounted to a culture of death. Across the gulf between his society and theirs, Rivers begins to form connections that cast new light on his--and our--understanding of war.
Combining poetic intensity with gritty realism, blending biting humor with tragic drama, moving toward a denouement as inevitable as it is devastating, The Ghost Road both encapsulates history and transcends it. It is a modern masterpiece
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Description du livre Viking, Toronto, 1995. Hardcover. Etat : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Edition. Fiction 277 p. Book. N° de réf. du vendeur 19702
Description du livre Viking, London, 1995. Paperback. Etat : Mint. Uncorrected Adnvanced Proof of Booker Prize winning novel. Unread, has been stored on bookshelf for last 15 years, pages very slightly tanned, otherwise mint. N° de réf. du vendeur 006506