When Siegfried Sassoon publicly proclaims that the war is being needlessly prolonged, the authorities declare him mentally unsound and send him to Doctor Rivers at Craiglockhart war hospital, where he is charged with making Sassoon 'see sense and return to the front'. Whilst in his care Sassoon meets a young and timid poet, Wilfred Owen, and a working class officer named Prior who, through shock or possibly choice, has lost the ability to speak.
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"Makes the conversations between her poets and the doctors at the hospital sound absolutely authentic... extends the boundaries of antiwar fiction in her eloquent novel."-- The New York Times
"Earns... a place on the shelf of WWI literature."-- Kirkus
"Extremely accomplished and intelligent... Barker is adept at dramatizing moral dilemmas that have no easy answers."-- Entertainment Weekly
"One of the most deserving winners of the prestigious Booker fiction prize in recent years."-- The New York Review of Books
'A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle.' (The Times)
'Unforgettable.' (The Sunday Telegraph)
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Book Description Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141035056
Book Description Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141035056
Book Description Penguin, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141035056