Winner of Wales Book of the Year
Pink Mist is a verse-drama about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. School friends still in their teens, Arthur, Hads and Taff each have their own reasons for enlisting. Within a short space of time they return to the women in their lives (a mother, a wife, a girlfriend), all of whom must now share the psychological and physical aftershocks of their service.
A work of great dramatic power, documentary integrity and emotional intensity, Pink Mist uses everyday yet heightened speech to excavate the human cost of modern warfare. Drawing upon interviews with soldiers and their families, as well as ancient texts such as the medieval Welsh poem Y Gododdin, it is the first extended lyric narrative to emerge from the devastating conflict in Afghanistan.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571315574 Number of pages: 96 Weight: 846 g Dimensions: 197 x 126 x 6 mm Edition: Main
"I genuinely think that at the end of your writing life, if you can say that you've written two or three true poems, that's a pretty good hit."
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