Nineteen Twenty-One (Vintage War) Exp

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It is the freakishly hot, drought summer of 1921; dust storms in London, parched and cracking earth, autumn tints in July. Holed up in a cottage in the Chilterns, a young writer strives to write the first great novel of the War, impelled by his own suffering. Outward events and inner crises deflect him from his purpose, and love intervenes in the form of two very different women. A visit to the hallucinatory wreckage of post-war Flanders brings strange repercussions in its wake. Everyone is in some way damaged by the terrible years of the war; in what sense can art be made out of such horror?

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"Thorpe offers an immaculate re-recording of long-dead voices" ( Observer)

"As always, Adam Thorpe displays a gift for revealing the suggestively sinister in a pastoral setting." ( Independant)

"his complex, beautifully written, witty and insightful novel never loses sight of its theme" ( Daily Mail)

"Thorpe's First World War is not like any other" ( Herald-Glasgow)

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ONE OF TWELVE TITLES IN VINTAGE'S A FORMAT WAR PROMOTIONA twenties love story and his most commercial novel since Ulverton.

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Thorpe, Adam
Published by Vintage Classics (2014)
ISBN 10: 009959756X ISBN 13: 9780099597568
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Sandpiper Books Ltd
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Book Description Vintage Classics, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Bookseller Inventory # 22346

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