Flanders

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Berkley Publishing Group, Apr 1, 2000 - Fiction - 354 pages
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Now Flanders brings us close to another kind of alien - Travis Lee Stanhope, farm boy, scholar, and a U.S. volunteer among the strangely accented British soldiers of the Great War. He tells his story in eloquent, pungent letters to a brother at home, moving from the beauty of spring in 1916 France to the dank hell of the trenches - mud, rats, lice, gas, foulness, death. Stanhope is highly rated as a sniper but for a while drinks excessively to blur the horror. His kindly captain is another poetry-quoting misfit, despised by other officers for his Jewishness. One fellow soldier fits in all too well, being so fond of killing that he doesn't stop at Germans, and his murders have terrible repercussions for both Stanhope and the captain.

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User Review  - Cathy DuPont - Goodreads

Amazing how a book can be so beautifully written and movingly sad at the same time. As for my review, I am deferring to my friend Jeff Keeten whose poignant and more thorough review was why I read the ... Read full review

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War and whatnot. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
23
Section 3
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About the author (2000)

Patricia Anthony is the highly acclaimed author of Cold Allies (winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel), Brother Termite (motion picture option to James Cameron), Conscience of the Beagle, Happy Policeman, and Cradle of Splendor. She lives in Texas.

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