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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Paperback)

By Flanagan, Richard

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle...'s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.'The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a big, magnificent novel of passion and horror and tragic irony. Its scope, its themes and its people all seem to grow richer and deeper in significance with the progress of the story, as it moves to its extraordinary resolution. It's by far the best new novel I've read in ages.' - Patrick McGrath 'Beyond comparison . . . an immense achievement . . . Wilfred Owen wrote of his Great War verse- My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity. Flanagan's triumph is to find poetry without any pity at all.' - Geordie Williamson, The Australian'A story of war and star-crossed lovers, the novel is also a profound meditation on life and time, memory and forgetting . . . a magnificent achievement.' - Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser'A masterpiece . . . The Narrow Road is an extraordinary piece of writing and a high point in an already distinguished career.' - Michael Williams, The Guardian
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ISBN 9780143790747
Published AU 19 Mar 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143790747
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 19 Mar 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flanagan, Richard
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Second World War fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 455g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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