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Twelve-year-old Colin knows little about his father except that he must have fought in the war. His mother, totally absorbed by the nightclub where she works, says nothing about him, and Colin turns to films for images of what his father might have been. Weaving in and out of Colin's real life, his imagined film explores issues of loyalty and betrayal and searches for the answer to the question 'What is a man?'

About the Author

Pat Barker is the author of Another World, and the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy: Regeneration; The Eye in the Door, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. Her newest novel is Border Crossing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312275433
Author:
Barker, Pat
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fatherless families
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
GTR-507
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.37 in

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