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The Watch By Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

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Summary

The morning fog beyond the walls of your base lifts to reveal a lone woman approaching the gate. She says she has come to claim the body of her brother killed in last night's attack. Is she a terrorist? A spy? A lunatic? Or what she says she is - a grieving sister? What should you do? What do you do?

The Watch Summary

The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

'The first great novel of the war in Afghanistan' Wall Street Journal

You've had no sleep since the firefight last night.

The morning fog beyond the walls of your base lifts to reveal a lone woman approaching the gate.

She says she has come to claim the body of her brother killed in last night's attack.

Is she a terrorist? A spy? A lunatic?

Or what she says she is - a grieving sister?

What should you do?

What do you do?



Shortlisted for the Criticos Prize and the Boeke Prize and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the DSC Asian Literature Prize. One of Publishers Weekly's Ten best contemporary war novels.

The Watch Reviews

Classical ideas of human dignity and honour are juxtaposed with the squalor of modern war in this important novel... A beautiful and heartfelt lamentation -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
His lyrical prose captures superbly the brutal realities of combat -- Francesca Angelini * Sunday Times *
Scorching, tightly wired... It's a reminder that blood fueds are as old as humanity itself -- Claire Alfree * Metro *
Written with restrained power -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
The first great novel of the war in Afghanistan * Wall Street Journal *

About Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya was born in Jamshedpur, India, and studied politics and philosophy at Presidency College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught literature and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, Bard College and the University at Albany. His novels The Gabriel Club and The Storyteller of Marrakesh have been published in eleven languages across sixteen countries.

Additional information

GOR005297827
9780099565772
0099565773
The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2013-05-02
352
Short-listed for Criticos Prize 2013 (UK) Long-listed for DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2014 (UK)
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