The War Tour
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The War Tour

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From Kandahar to Sarajevo and the forests of Lithuania to the Congo's boot camps, these short stories weave a dark and disturbing web, interlacing documentary accounts with imagined testimonies to give a voice to the many silenced casualties of war. An elderly woman on a bus tells a love story drawn from the depths of Soviet history; a soldier returns from his first tour of duty unsure he deserves his hero's welcome; and a Norwegian immigrant pieces together a family history fractured in the aftermath of Nazi occupation. These are just some of the stories that, individually, bear witness to a thirst for conflict that seems both unquenchable and foreign. Together, they bring the question of collusion and responsibility all the way back to the reader's own doorstep.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Comma Press
  • Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1905583281
  • 9781905583287
  • 1,425,129

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"The horror and fear brought about by war are beautifully captured." --Big Issue in the North magazineshow more

About Zoe Lambert

Zoe Lambert is a writer, a lecturer in creative writing at the Universities of Bolton and Edge Hill, and a contributor to the anthology Bracket. She is the founder of Verberate, which is the name of cult Manchester's literature night, and a board member of the Northwest Short Story Network.show more

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34 ratings
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