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Publisher Comments:

Plagued by nightmarish memories of the trenches where he saw his brother die, Nick's grandfather Gordie lays dying as Nick struggles to keep the peace in his increasingly fractious home. As Nick's suburban family loses control over their world, Nick begins to learn his grandfather's buried secrets and comes to understand the power of old wounds to leak into the present. As a study of the power of memory and loss, Another World conveys with extraordinary intensity the ways in which the violent past returns to haunt and distort the present.

Synopsis:

Suppose time can slow down. Suppose it's not an ever-rolling stream, but something altogether more viscous and unpredictable, like blood. Suppose it coagulates around terrible events, clots them over, stops the flow . . .

During the hazy Newcastle summer, Nick's grandfather Geordie lies dying. A proud and resilient man, he has long outlived his peers but not the memories of his youth during World War I. As Nick watches, Geordie starts to relive the horrors that surrounded his brother's death in the painful days before his own.

About the Author

Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at the London School of Economics and has been a teacher of history and politics. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. Pat Barker is married and lives in Durham.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374105259
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Barker, Pat
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
England
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Memory in old age
Subject:
Family -- England -- Newcastle -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1st Farrar, Straus and Giroux ed.
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.49x5.80x.99 in. .98 lbs.

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Suppose time can slow down. Suppose it's not an ever-rolling stream, but something altogether more viscous and unpredictable, like blood. Suppose it coagulates around terrible events, clots them over, stops the flow . . .

During the hazy Newcastle summer, Nick's grandfather Geordie lies dying. A proud and resilient man, he has long outlived his peers but not the memories of his youth during World War I. As Nick watches, Geordie starts to relive the horrors that surrounded his brother's death in the painful days before his own.

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