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Author: Pat Barker
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014012308
This work begins the Triology by Booker Prize Award winning author. It is followed by The Eye in the Door, which also won 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize. The final volume, The Ghost Road, won the 1995 Booker Prize.
An austere and a very fine novel which vivdly describes the agony of the first world war At its centre is a real-life encounter that occurred at Craiglockhart in 1917 between W. H. R. Rivers,an army psychologist,and Siegfried Sessoon.It is a multi-layered exploration of all wars, challenging assumptions about the relationship between doctors and patients, between the classes, between men and women, and between men and men.