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Author: Kennedy, A. L.

Publisher: Knopf


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Day : Alfie Day, RAF airman and former World War II POW, never expected to survive the war. He may not have even wanted to - choosing to be a tail gunner - exposed, alone and watchful for his skipper and his crew through night after night of bombing missions. Now, five years after the end of the war and more alone than ever, Alfie finds himself drawn to unearth those intense, strangely passionate days by working as an extra on a POW film. What he will discover on the set about himself, his loves and the world around him will make the war itself look simple. Day is a superbly realized, emotionally charged, deeply affecting drama about the violence of modern life, and the intensity and courage to be found in the closeness of death. Blazing with Kennedy's characteristic virtuosity, wit and narrative invention, Day is funny and moving, wise and sad, a dazzlingly original performance from one of the most gifted writers of our time.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Literary
Fiction   War & Military

ISBN 13:9780307266835
ISBN 10:0307266834
Size:9.40" l x 6.40" w x 1.20" h
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