Land Of The Liv­ing

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Ge­orgina Hard­ing Blooms­bury €17.55

At the end of World War II, Char­lie Ashe re­turns to Eng­land from fight­ing in the jun­gles of In­dia and Burma a changed man. Haunted by mem­o­ries of vi­o­lence and the moral lines he has crossed, he takes his young wife to Nor­folk, to the stark land­scape where he grew up, and where he now in­tends to farm. In somber, el­e­gant prose, Hard­ing won­der­fully de­scribes Char­lie’s sense of dis­lo­ca­tion, his emo­tional un­ease and the im­pos­si­bil­ity of com­mu­ni­cat­ing his com­plex feel­ings and fears to those clos­est to him.

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