Walking Wounded

January 25, 2018|
Walking Wounded
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE

*'100 Best Reads for Summer', Sunday Times*

*'Best Summer Reads', Irish Times*

*'8th July Pick of the Week', Sunday Times*

An expertly imagined novel about war's long trail of damage, and about healing intentions gone savagely wrong.' Hilary Mantel

'The atmosphere of the late forties is brilliantly evoked . . . a compassionate and compelling account of post traumatic stress in veterans of the Second World War while bringing individual patients and their psychiatrists vividly to life.' Pat Barker

Set in Northfield, an understaffed military psychiatric hospital immediately before the NHS is founded, Walking Wounded is the story of a doctor and his patient: David Reece, a young journalist-to be whose wartime experiences in Burma have come back to haunt him violently; and Daniel Carter, one of the senior psychiatrists, a man who is fighting his own battles as well as those of his patients.

This moving and impressive debut explores violence and how much harm it does to those forced to inflict it in the name of war. It also captures the dilemmas of the medics themselves as they attempt to 'fix' their patients, each of whom raise the question of what has happened to their humanity, what can be done to help them, and what we are willing to sacrifice in the name of healing.

Title:Walking WoundedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 25, 2018Publisher:Hodder & StoughtonLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990053617656

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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