Double Vision by Pat BarkerDouble Vision by Pat Barker

Double Vision

byPat Barker

Paperback | September 28, 2004

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Double Vision is Pat Barker's thought-provoking Booker Prize-winning novel of modern warfare. Provocative, intense and deeply moving, Double Vision is a powerful story of one man's quest to find redemption amidst the horror of twenty-first-century war. 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. 'Full of brooding tension. Barker is one of our most significant contemporary novelists' Daily Telegraph 'Barker writes superbly. The reader is drawn on, from page to page' Economist 'Barker has a quite extraordinary ability to combine complexity and clarity and to make both seem parts of the same whole' Sunday Times 'The characters grab hold at the beginning and never loosen their grip. Barker holds us by the sheer beauty of her writing' Financial Times
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, includin...
Title:Double VisionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.8 × 5.15 × 0.8 inPublished:September 28, 2004Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140270752

ISBN - 13:9780140270754

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pat Barker is a master of war based fiction. I am a history buff, and I like reading about the various conflicts throughout history. Fiction has an asset it can explore issues and talk about ideas that a historian does not record. Undoubtedly her best work dubbed a modern classic, is her" Regeneration trilogy"., Pat Barker proves that she can handle modern conflicts as well as those in the past. This is a deep exploration of a soldier's psyche and issues of PTSD. This book is MORE TIMELY now than when it was released in 2004.
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