Flanders - pr_1725682




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"A harrowing and beautiful novel, demonstrating - again - that Patricia Anthony is one of our great writers." - Publishers Weekly In this gritty look at World War I's trench warfare, a young American sharpshooter ventures into no man's land each night to be ready by daybreak for the grim business of slaying record numbers of enemies. But Travis Lee Stanhope, a Texan serving with an English unit, is haunted by ghosts of the men he's killed as well as those of his fallen comrades. As he hovers on the brink of a transcendent experience, Travis gradually realises that although he is surrounded by death, his true mission is related to life. A New York Times and American Library Association Notable Book, this tale was acclaimed by Booklist as "a haunting, sometimes almost hallucinatory, yet surprising war novel" and by Kirkus Reviews as "mesmerising ... highly textured and brimming with insight." AUTHOR: Patricia Anthony (1947 2013) is noted for her slipstream fiction, which crosses conventional boundaries between science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction. In 1992 she published her first science-fiction novel, Cold Allies, which recounts the arrival of extraterrestrials during World War III. Her subsequent stories moved further and further from traditional science fiction, culminating in the 1998 novel Flanders, which resides in the realm of magical realism.

Product code: 9780486838656

ISBN 9780486838656
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW127
No. Of Pages 352
In this gritty look at WWI's trench warfare, an American sharpshooter surrounded by death gradually realizes his true mission is related to life. "Subtle and innovative storytelling." - Library Journal.