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Regeneration

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Regeneration is Pat Barker's classic, Man Booker Prize-nominated novel of World War I and trauma.

Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, and army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by means of pencil and paper. Rivers's job is to make the men in his charge healthy enough to fight. Yet the closer he gets to mending his patients' minds the harder becomes every decision to send them back to the horrors of the front. Pat Barker's Regeneration is the classic exploration of how the traumas of war brutalised a generation of young men.

This is the first novel in Pat Barker's Man Booker Prize-winning Regeneration Trilogy.

'A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle' Peter Kemp, Sunday Times

'A vivid evocation of the agony of the First World War and a multi-layered exploration of all wars. A fine anthem for doomed youth' Time Out

'A novel of tremendous power' Margaret Forster

'Unforgettable' Sunday Telegraph

'One of the strongest and most interesting novelists of her generation' Guardian

Other titles in the trilogy:
The Eye in the Door
The Ghost Road
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 180g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0141030933
  • 9780141030937
  • 7,764

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A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle Peter Kemp Sunday Times
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A brilliant novel. Intense and subtle -- Peter Kemp * Sunday Times *
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About Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in Yorkshire and began her literary career in her forties, when she took a short writing course taught by Angela Carter. Encouraged by Carter to continue writing and exploring the lives of working class women, she sent her fiction out to publishers. Thirty-five years later, she has published fifteen novels, including her masterful Regeneration Trilogy, been made a CBE for services to literature, and won awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the UK's highest literary honour, the Booker Prize. She lives in Durham and her new novel, The Silence of the Girls, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in August 2018.
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