A powerful atmospheric novel set in 1946 at the Wash on the Fenland coast from the author of The.
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Book of the Heathen and The Glassmaker He captures the sense of portent and uncertainty shared. An ultimately gripping story that takes just a little too long that lingers than is necessary on what seem to be contrived conversations in which characters reveal a backstory that isn t ultimately strictly relevant to the plot or if it is would be better shown than told As an old WW2 airfield is dismantled as lives adjust to the end of war and as bitter truths are faced the peacetime world is revealed to have the same problems prejudices and poverty of prospects as what went before nothing changes just as everything changes It s an important theme and a good tale not awfully well told
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By a community in the aftermath of conflict in which peacetime is hardly any different to wartim. Another evocative psychological drama from Edric His style is constantly unsettling adding to the intrigue The story is simple a man Mercer comes to a closed community to lead a team of workers dismantling the now disused gun platforms shortly after the end of WWII The cast of characters is almost exclusively a Jew a German POW Mercer and a few of the villagers The relationships prejudices histories and aspirations make the taleNot an easy read but a very satifying and enjoyable one