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By Jason Hewitt

ISBN-10: 0316316350

ISBN-13: 9780316316354

ISBN-10: 147112746X

ISBN-13: 9781471127465

'An intensely relocating and atmospheric novel - refined, robust and wonderfully written. it is a devastating trip every now and then, yet a compelling one' Antonia Hodgson, writer of The satan within the Marshalsea

A deeply compelling and poignant tale that, just like the novels of Pat Barker or Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, dramatises the tragic classes of struggle, the importance of belonging and of reminiscence - with no which we develop into misplaced, even to ourselves.

Spring, 1945: a guy wakes in a box in a rustic he doesn't recognize. Injured and stressed, he pulls himself to his ft and starts off to stroll, and so units out on a unprecedented trip looking for his domestic, his previous and himself.

His identify is Owen. A battle he has just a obscure reminiscence of becoming a member of is in its death days, and as he attempts to come back to England he turns into stuck up within the flood of refugees pouring via Europe. between them is a teenage boy, Janek, and jointly they shape an not going alliance as they move battle-worn Germany. once they meet a afflicted younger lady, tempers flare and scars are printed as Owen gathers up the shattered items of his lifestyles. nobody is as he recalls, no longer even himself - how can he really go back domestic whilst he hardly ever remembers what house is?

'A actually soaking up learn, the sort you end in one sitting, and ... a such a lot great addition to the physique of wartime stories' Rosemary Goring, Sunday Herald

'Told with aching realism ... A gripping novel that might stick with you lengthy once you have learn the final page'Sophia Whitfield, tradition road

'Conjuring up the confusion of terror and warfare during which [Hewitt's] vital personality struggles to reclaim his feel of self' Nick Rennison, Sunday Times

'A wide-reaching and poignant evocation of WWII and its landswept aftermath. advised in beautiful prose, Owen's trip builds to a strong and - certain - devastating finale. the main relocating and gripping novel i have learn in an extended whereas' Alex Preston, writer of This Bleeding City

'A hypnotic and heartrending story of fragmented wartime stories. superbly written' Juliet West, writer of prior to the Fall

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