The Watch (Hardback)
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Hardback Published: 17/05/2012
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Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic or what she claims to be: a grieving sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? As she persists, single-minded in her mission, the camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil as the men argue about what to do next. The Watch takes an age-old story - the myth of Antigone - and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. The result is an unputdownable, deeply affecting book that brilliantly exposes the realities of war. It is also our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of this very contemporary conflict.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781781090015
Weight: 582 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm

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“This was a very good read”

This book follows the course of events that occurred over a three day period at a US base at the foot of a mountain in Afghanistan. Each chapter is from a different characters view point. It not only gives the reader... More

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