Night over Day over Night
By Paul Watkins
(Picador, Paperback, 9780312156084, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 1997
Categories: Historical - General
As Sebastian Westland journeys from childhood to the bloody proving ground of men, he loses everything by which he knows himself: his past, his innocence, finally his name. His struggle to survive a war he scarcely comprehends is rendered in the urgent, beautifully spare, memorable prose of a born storyteller.
Paul Watkins is the author of six books, including Archangel and Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, which won Britain's Encore Prize (both Picador). He now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his family.
"Certain to bring [Watkins] comparisons not only with Stephen Crane, but with Hemingway and Remarque for its parallels with his clssic All Quiet on the Western Front . . .His virtuosic first novel won't be easily forgotten."--John Blades, The Chicago Tribune
"An amazing tour-de-force . . . a pwerful book by a yourng writer of impressive imagination and talent."--Robert Masello, Newsday
"This novel would be remarkable no matter who wrote it, but as the work of a twenty-three year old American, it is an amazement.""--Lee-Anne Schreiber, National Public Radio
"Daring and remarkably assured . . . provocative."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times