From the Booker Prize-winning and Women's Prize-shortlisted author of The Silence of the Girls
A powerfully thought-provoking portrait of modern warfare from one of the modern masters of war fiction
'Barker is one of our most significant contemporary novelists' Daily Telegraph
'The characters grab hold at the beginning and never loosen their grip. Barker holds us by the sheer beauty of her writing' Financial Times
'Barker has a quite extraordinary ability to combine complexity and clarity and to make both seem parts of the same whole' Sunday Times
Returning to Afghanistan after his photographer friend is killed by a sniper, war reporter Stephen Sharkey seeks release from his nightmares in an England seemingly at peace with itself. Questioning man's inhumanity to man both abroad and at home, and whether love really can be the great redeemer, Double Vision is a searing novel of conflict in modern times.
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"A story that is both terrifying and fascinating....Wholly engrossing." --Neil Gordon, "New York Times Book Review" "One doesn't often find the caliber of writing displayed in Barker's latest, a compulsively readable novel." --Joanne Wilinson, "Booklist" "As briskly taut as a thriller and, at the same time, a deeply thoughtful consideration of how our lives are changed by sweeping historical tragedy and everyday acts of violence...We keep paging rapidly through the novel, even as we pause to admire the trenchant reflections." --Francine Prose, " O" Magazine
About Pat Barker
Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK's highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her latest novel is The Silence of the Girls.
Double Vision by Pat Barker
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