Day - A. L. Kennedy (Paperback)

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9780307386311
Department
Books
Released
10 Mar 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
A. L. Kennedy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Edition
Reprint
Series
Vintage Contemporaries
Language
English
Number of Pages
274
Dimensions
203 x 127 x 19mm (200g)

Annotation

Five years after the end of World War II, Alfie Day, an RAF airman and former World War II POW, is given the chance to relive the glory of the war as an extra on a POW film, an opportunity that leads him to new revelations about himself, the world around him, and the challenges and violence of modern life. Reprint.

Summary

Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. Now, five years later and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those strange, passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set about himself, his loves and the world around him will make the war itself look simple.

Funny and moving, wise and sad, Day is a truly original look at the intensity and courage to be found in the closeness of death, from one of Britain's most iconoclastic and highly acclaimed young writers.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Literary
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / War & Military
Academic Subject 1
English Historical Fiction
Dewey Classification
813