Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting (Hardback)
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Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 03/04/2014
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Shortlisted for the 2014 TS Eliot Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Prize for Best First Collection Poetry Book Society Choice In this remarkable debut poetry collection, National Book Award finalist and Iraq war veteran Kevin Powers creates a startling, affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. LETTER COMPOSED DURING A LULL IN THE FIGHTING captures the many moments that comprise a soldier's life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with honesty and insight, these poems strive to make sense of war and its echoes through human experience. Just as THE YELLOW BIRDS was hailed as the 'first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war,' (Los Angeles Times) this collection will prove to be a powerful, enduring classic.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444780819

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10th May 2014
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This is a great book!
The only thing that stopped me from reading it all in one sitting was a very very bad headache.

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21st April 2014
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“Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting”

A collection of poems from Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds. Powers has clearly been deeply effected by his time in the military and by his tour of Iraq during the most recent US involvement in the region. If... More

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24th June 2014
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