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The Narrow Road To The Deep North

The Narrow Road To The Deep NorthIt's common to depict war as a simple conflict between good guys and bad guys, but the most compelling parts of Flanagan's novel — about Australian...The Narrow Road To The Deep NorthWar, FictionIt's common to depict war as a simple conflict between good guys and bad guys, but the most compelling parts of Flanagan's novel — about Australian...2014-08-15Knopf
THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH Richard Flanagan

THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road To The Deep North

Genre: War, Fiction; Author: Richard Flanagan; Status: In Season; Publisher: Knopf

It’s common to depict war as a simple conflict between good guys and bad guys, but the most compelling parts of Flanagan’s novel — about Australian soldiers in a Japanese POW camp during WWII — are from the Japanese characters’ perspectives. He shows them not only during wartime but also beforehand, when loved ones are left behind, and after, when both victory and loss are rendered hollow and meaningless in civilian life. B+

Originally posted August 15 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT

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