Tom, the young narrator, sees the war zone everywhere, on the streets of London, in the Devon countryside, but above all at the heart of his outwardly safe middle class family. The choice of two of the three judges for 1989 Whitbread Novel of the Year, their decision was controversially overruled.
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Alexander Stuart has written film criticism and screenplays, and was executive producer of Nicolas Roeg's film, Insignificance. He is the author of two children's books and, with Ann Totterdell, of Five and Half Times Three, a book about the life and death from cancer of their young son, Joe Buffalo Stuart. He lives in Brighton with a fine view of the sea.
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Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, (Fiction Basis for Movie with Colin Farrell), 232 pages. THE WAR ZONE is everywhere for its young narrator Tom - on the streets of London, in the Devon countryside, but above all at the heart of his outwardly safe middle class family, and his relationship with his sister, Jessie. A tightly drawn, savagely seductive portrayal of adolescent anger and social disorder. The Times For writers, incest arguably tops the risk tables, with adolescent narrators a close second. THE WAR ZONE tackles both, with stunning success. This is a pungent shocking book, superbly written (sharp, sensuous, bitter) . I was horrified but seduced from first to last. The writing is remarkable. Anthony Burgess. book. Bookseller Inventory # 550