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The Picture She Took

by Fiona Shaw

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"How far will a man go in war? And how far will a woman go to bring him back? In a bombed-out village, on the Western Front, Jude nurses the wounded in her cellar hospital. War is the making of her, and she records all she can, taking photographs of everything, capturing life in the midst of death. Survivor of a very different conflict, Daniel has come home from Ireland a haunted man. Signed up to the hated Black and Tans, he is disfigured by a campaign he fought in but didn't understand. A few years later an innocent photograph exposes an extraordinary tale. A chance snapshot, two soldiers sharing a cigarette, brings together Jude and Daniel and propels them on a strange journey. People travel a long way from themselves in battle and some never return. This searching, beautiful novel is about the wars we wage against others and against ourselves; it is a powerful story of memory, flight and desire." -Virago UK ( )
  Elishibai | Apr 21, 2007 |
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How far will a man go in war? And how far will a woman go to bring him back? This searching, beautiful novel is about the wars we wage against others and against ourselves. It is a powerful story of memory, flight and desire. From the highly successful author of 'The Sweetest Thing' comes this remarkable bittersweet novel.… (more)

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