The Ghost Road

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 9, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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The Ghost Road is the final instalment in Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy.

WINNER OF THE 1995 BOOKER PRIZE.

1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation ...

The Ghost Road is the Booker Prize-winning account of the devastating final months of the First World War.

'An extraordinary tour de force. I'm convinced that the trilogy will win recognition as one of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction' Jonathan Coe

'Powerful, deeply moving' Barry Unsworth, Sunday Times

'Harrowing, original, unforgettable' Independent

'A triumph' Sunday Times

Other titles in the trilogy:
Regeneration
The Eye in the Door

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“Ghosts everywhere. Even the living were only ghosts in the making. You learned to ration your commitment to them. This moment in this tent already had the quality of remembered experience. Or perhaps ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

too all over the place literally for me. so many people, i can only remember 3-- rivers, some guy whose name i can't remember, who was bisexual and HALLET. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Pat Barker was born in 1943. She is the author of Union Street, Blow your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy (Life Class, Toby's Room and Noonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.

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