Alfred Day wanted his war. In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone now - the war took it away.
Alfred Day wanted his war. In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone now - the war took it away. Maybe it took him, too. Now in 1949, employed as an extra in a war film that echoes his real experience, Day begins to recall what he would rather forget...
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"Kennedy is described in the literary press as not only one of our finest, but also one of our most humane, writers" * Church Times * "Day confirms, if confirmation were needed, that Kennedy is a singular, superlative author. I hope that the judges of this year's Man Booker prize pay particular attention to it" -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday * "Kennedy does bleak the way the Russians do epic; unremittingly, awesomely and undershot with redeeming humour" -- Gillian Bowditch * Sunday Times * "Once again, Kennedy brilliantly interweaves over-wrought internal dialogue with external outrageous acts. The unfolding tenderness of nature and of amity blend superbly with the casualness of daily horror" -- Catherine Taylor * Independent on Sunday * "Day is more than a novel, it is an investigations into the difficulties of being alive" -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
About A. L. Kennedy
A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards - including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in Essex.
Day by A. L. Kennedy
A. L. Kennedy
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Winner of Costa Novel Award 2007 Winner of Costa Book of the Year 2007 Short-listed for The Clare Maclean Prize for Scottish Fiction 2007
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