War Babies: A Novel

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New Directions Publishing, 1989 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 114 pages
Peter's father, a prisoner who turned traitor in a Korean War POW camp, might have had something to do with a fellow captive's death, the father of one Hilary Pennels - now a woman Peter's age who lives in Salisbury. When Peter and Hilary meet, they both want information from the other, and more, and find themselves engaged in a wary dance of attraction laced with mistrust. But it may be a third person, the sole remaining survivor of the camp - a Mr. Fox - who holds the keyto the mystery of betrayal that haunts Peter and Hilary alike.

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

WAR BABIES is probably my least favorite Frederick Busch book so far, and I think I've read a dozen or more of his 27 books by now. The subject here is the residue of the Korean War, or "conflict," as ... Read full review

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Frederick Busch (1941-2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing's emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University.

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