Land Of The Living
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.