By Pat Barker
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307387806, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
“Beautiful and evocative . . . a coming-of-age story that transcends the individual and gestures to the fate of a generation.” —People“Life Class possesses organic power and narrative sweep. . . . Barker conjures up the hellish terrors of the war and its fallout with meticulous precision.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Here, as in her best fiction, Barker unveils psychologically rich characters. . . and resists the trappings of a neat love story, reminding us once again that in art and life we remain infinitely mysterious.” —San Francisco Chronicle“A book so alive from page to page that it's difficult to put down.” —Seattle Times