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    The Sugar Mile (Paperback) By (author) Glyn Maxwell

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    DescriptionA topical and accessible collection, The Sugar Mile takes its readers on a journey from wartime London to modern-day America. In a series of monologues, each beautifully drawn and intimate, Glyn Maxwell details the effects and experiences of conflict: the sense of community bounded by a distrust of strangers and foreigners; whole streets razed to the ground; homes lost, possessions misplaced and characters displaced; fears for loved-ones offset by tentative bargains with god; casual encounters given an intense, unreal edge by the context in which they occur; the routine drama and unfamiliar 'everydayness' of bombs, blackouts, shelters, temporary accommodation and evacuation...With painstaking clarity and honesty, Maxwell has captured the surrealism of a world under siege - whether WWII or the war on terror declared post 9/11.


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    Title
    The Sugar Mile
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glyn Maxwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330438247
    ISBN 10: 0330438247
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    DC22: 821.914
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    04 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    An established and critically-acclaimed poet, novelist and playwright, Glyn Maxwell has previously won a Somerset Maugham award, received the E.M.Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and had three collections selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He's also been shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward and T.S. Eliot prizes.
    Review quote
    "Clearly the work of the major poet of his generation, boldly expanding the canvas and means of his art." --James Wood