The Ghost Road (Regeneration Trilogy)

The Ghost Road (Regeneration Trilogy)

Pat Barker


The ultimate booklet within the Regeneration Trilogy and winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.

The Ghost Road is the culminating masterpiece of Pat Barker's towering global conflict I fiction trilogy. The time of the unconventional is the ultimate months of the main senselessly savage of recent conflicts. In France, hundreds of thousands of fellows engaged in brutal trench battle are all "ghosts within the making." In England, psychologist William Rivers, with critical pangs of moral sense, treats the psychological casualties of the conflict to lead them to entire adequate to struggle back. this sort of, Billy past, risen to the officer type from the operating classification, either brave and sardonic, makes a decision to come back to France together with his fellow officer, poet Wilfred Owen, to struggle a warfare he not believes in. in the meantime, Rivers, enfevered via influenza returns in reminiscence to his adventure studying a South Pacific tribe whose ethos amounted to a tradition of demise. around the gulf among his society and theirs, Rivers starts to shape connections that forged new mild on his--and our--understanding of war.

Combining poetic depth with gritty realism, mixing biting humor with tragic drama, relocating towards a denouement as inevitable because it is devastating, The Ghost Road both encapsulates heritage and transcends it. it's a smooth masterpiece

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