The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Paperback)Richard Flanagan (author)
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014
Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier
Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
'A virtuoso performance... every time I pick up the book, I feel - and I mean it - sparks of fire, from some imaginary battlefield. It is that vivid.' - Chigozie Obioma, Metro
'Well worth a read.' - Graeme Demianyk, Huffington Post
'Profoundly moving.' - Reading Matters
'The writing is exquisite.' - Jenni Murray, Daily Mail
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