The Narrow Road to the Deep North
By Richard Flanagan
Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780385352857, 334pp.
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
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Nothing since Cormac McCarthy's "The Road "has shaken me like this. "The Washington Post
From the author of the acclaimed "Gould's Book of Fish, " a magisterial novel of love and war that traces the life of one man from World War II to the present.
August, 1943: Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life, in a brutal Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, is a daily struggle to save the men under his command. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.
A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of good and evil, of truth and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Richard Flanagan, author of the new book The Narrow Road to the Deep North. More at NPR.org
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