Nothing Beside Remains

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A.B. Dekkar, Nov 5, 2009 - 260 pages
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A doctor desperate to reconstruct the life and death of his estranged son uses the recollections of a wounded soldier of the Great War to fill the void in his own memories. He soon discovers, though, that this damaged young man is recounting the events of Alice in Wonderland, blood-soaked and mud-dragged through the trenches of wartime Belgium. The difficulties we face in making ethical choices, fulfilling our duties, finding love, sustaining friendships, and struggling to survive might all be for nothing when it seems that someone has written down our whole life story in advance of our living.
 

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Contents

Down the Rabbit Hole and the Pool of Tears
3
Heaps of Men
13
The Doctor
17
A CaucusRace
23
Part Two
27
The Usefulness of Things Learnt in School
29
Wire Party
33
The World Exhales
37
Friends
133
Sappers
137
The Duchesss House
141
Attics and Cellars
147
Lenoras Perspective on Things
161
Part Six
169
Mind the Gap
171
The Lioness
175

Let Me Tell You My History
41
News
57
Part Three
63
Jabberwocky
65
Advice from a Caterpillar
85
A Day at the Beach
99
Gas
103
The Memoirist
107
Wool and Water
113
Walls and Lines
119
Entertainment
125
Part Five
131
Art and Insects
179
A Mad Tea Party
185
Schoolboy Soldiers
193
The Red Queen and the Final Party
199
Parrish and Lowe
205
A Trial and Alexs Evidence
207
The King of Nothing
213
The Potato Cellar
223
Waking
229
The King in Repose
233
The Return of the King or Which Dreamed It?
237
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