Michael Symmons Roberts Breath

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Breath

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As night unfolds, the plane travels through storms across the civil war-ravaged country, to deliver a lung from a boy killed in an accident to a waiting transplant recipient — an old man, fighting for breath — a northerner, with blood on his hands.

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Michael Symmons Roberts has published two novels and four collections of poetry, including Corpus, which won the Whitbread Poetry Award. He is a frequent collaborator with the composer James Macmillan.

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"A bleakly powerful ending with a moving, finely contrived element of hope" Times Literary Supplement "Beautifully spare, poetic prose...A haunting book" Metro "A thoughtful reminder of the wounds of conflict, and the depths of its scars... a clever, innovative, unusual book which is both timeless and timely" Scotsman "A well-paced narrative with carefully crafted twists...intensely visual descriptions... Inventive in its form and often profound in its poetry, Symmons Roberts' gripping story is a meditation on the difficulty of forgiveness in wartime" Sunday Telegraph "Symmons Roberts is already a poet of note, and this...is discernibly a poet's book. Short and introspective, it stays in the mind and echoes" The Times

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