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The Ghost Road (Popular Penguin)

The Ghost Road (Popular Penguin)

Author: Pat Barker
Series: Popular Penguins
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Set in the closing months of World War I, this towering novel combines poetic intenstiy with gritty realism as it brings Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy to its stunning conclusion.

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.

Winner of the 1995 Booker Prize

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General Fields

  • : 9780141399379
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : June 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 278
  • : Pat Barker
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.914