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In the Wolf's Mouth

Adam Foulds

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ISBN 10: 0224098284 / ISBN 13: 9780224098281
Editorial: Penguin Random House, London, 2014
Usado Condición fine hard
Librería: Topping & Company Booksellers (Bath, Reino Unido) Cantidad: 2
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In his new novel, In the Wolf's Mouth, Adam Foulds has remade a history, lifting it out of newsreel and back into its raw and helpless flesh and blood. It tells the story of two young soldiers, an American and an Englishman, during the Allies botched attempt to chase the Germans out of Sicily and north towards the mainland. The Mafia are ever present in the novel, a looming and inescapable force to which the slaughter of war is only a temporary distraction. Foulds is a novelist in his prime. His previous, spectacular, novel The Quickening Maze narrowly missed the Booker Prize. In the Wolf's Mouth cements his position as one of our finest literary novelists. N° de ref. de la librería 7162

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Shortlisted for the 2015 Walter Scott Prize

Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of the last war, In the Wolf's Mouth follows the Allies' botched 'liberation' attempts as they chase the Germans north towards the Italian mainland. Focussing on the campaigns of two young soldiers ? Will Walker, an English Field Security Officer, ambitious to master and shape events, and Ray Marfione, a wide-eyed Italian-American infantryman ? the new novel from Adam Foulds contains some of the best battle writing of the past fifty years. Particularly eloquent on the brutish, blundering inaccuracy of war, this is a sensual, intimate experience: the immediacy of the prose uncanny and unforgettable.

The book opens with the stories of two Sicilians ? Angilù, a young shepherd, caught up in corruption, and Cirò Albanese, a local Mafioso ? and we meet the same two men in the terrifying final chapters, making it clear that the Mafia were there before and are there still; the slaughter of war only a temporary distraction.

A novel about many things, including the impossibility of good and evil, In the Wolf's Mouth shows how individual fates and truths are lost in the writing of history ? lost, along with all tenderness and humanity. At the same time, Adam Foulds has remade a history: lifting it out of newsreel and back into its raw and helpless flesh and blood.

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Set in North Africa and Sicily at the end of the last war, In the Wolf's Mouth follows the Allies' botched 'liberation' attempts as they chase the Germans north towards the Italian mainland. Focussing on the campaigns of two young soldiers - Will Walker, an English Field Security Officer, ambitious to master and shape events, and Ray Marfione, a wide-eyed Italian-American infantryman - the new novel from Adam Foulds contains some of the best battle writing of the past fifty years. Particularly eloquent on the brutish, blundering inaccuracy of war, this is a sensual, intimate experience: the immediacy of the prose uncanny and unforgettable.

The book opens with the stories of two Sicilians - Angilù, a young shepherd, caught up in corruption, and Cirò Albanese, a local Mafioso - and we meet the same two men in the terrifying final chapters, making it clear that the Mafia were there before and are there still; the slaughter of war only a temporary distraction.

A novel about many things, including the impossibility of good and evil, In the Wolf's Mouth shows how individual fates and truths are lost in the writing of history - lost, along with all tenderness and humanity. At the same time, Adam Foulds has remade a history: lifting it out of newsreel and back into its raw and helpless flesh and blood.

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Título: In the Wolf's Mouth

Editorial: Penguin Random House, London

Año de publicación: 2014

Encuadernación: hard

Condición del libro: fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by author

Edición: First edition

Tipo de libro: Hardback

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