One man’s coming of age

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North
By Richard Flanagan

Winner of the man booker prize in 2014, The Narrow Road to the Deep North tells the tale of a surgeon Dorrigo Evans who is troubled by memories of a young affair with his uncle’s wife two years earlier, while at the same time facing the horror of the Japanese Prisoner of War camps.

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Fighting to save the men under his command as they work on the Thai- Burma Death Railway he receives a letter that changes his life.

A devastating and beautiful book about love and war that never goes over the top, it is a book that is very moving throughout.

Billed as ‘savagely beautiful’ its themes are the many forms of good and evil as well as truth, and one man’s coming of age.


 





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