The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

By Richard Flanagan

Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780385352857, 334pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

Winner ofthe Man Booker Prize
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.

About the Author
RICHARD FLANAGAN was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His novelsDeath of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Overall Best Book)have been published in 26 countries. He also directed the feature film of The Sound of One Hand Clapping and most recently collaborated with director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) on the screenplay of Luhrmann s forthcoming epic, Australia.

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Richard Flanagan, author of the new book The Narrow Road to the Deep North. More at

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