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The Separation By Christopher Priest

The Separation
by Christopher Priest

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The story of twin brothers during World War II; one joins the RAF and is shot down after a bombing raid on Hamburg; the other becomes a pacifist. The twist is that this is really an alternate history: the two brothers - both called J.L. Sawyer - live their lives in alternate versions of reality.
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The Separation by Christopher Priest

THE SEPARATION is the story of twin brothers. Rowers in the 1936 Olympics, they meet Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy; one joins the RAF, and captains a Wellington; he is shot down after a bombing raid on Hamburg and become's Churchill's aide-de-camp; his twin brother, a pacifist, works with the Red Cross, rescuing bombing victims in London. But this is not a straightforward story of the Second World War: this is an alternate history: the two brothers - both called J.L. Sawyer - live their lives in alternate versions of reality. In one, the Second World War ends as we imagine it did; in the other, thanks to efforts of an eminent team of negotiators headed by Hess, the war ends in 1941. THE SEPARATION is an emotionally riveting story of how ordinary people can make a difference; it's a savage critique of Winston Churchill, the man credited as the saviour of Britain and the Western World, and it's a story of how one perceives and shapes the past. THE SEPARATION was originally published by Simon & Schuster as a trade paperback, with a very small print run; it went out of print almost immediately and was never reprinted. Gollancz will publish initially as a price-promoted hardcover, as a platform for reviews and national newspaper coverage, prior to lead title paperback publication in 2004.

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About Christopher Priest


Christopher Priest's novels have built him an inimitable dual reputation as a contemporary novelist and a leading figure in modern SF and fantasy. His novel THE PRESTIGE is unique in winning both a major literary prize (the James Tait Black Award) and a major genre prize (The World Fantasy Award). He was selected for the original Best of Young British Novelists in 1983. He lives with his wife, the writer Leigh Kennedy, and their children in Hastings.

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GOR001066242
The Separation by Christopher Priest
Christopher Priest
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-11-20
336
0575070021
9780575070028
Winner of Arthur C Clarke Award 2003 Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 2003 Winner of Arthur C. Clarke Award 2003 Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award 2003
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