The Resource Anatomy of a soldier, Harry Parker

Anatomy of a soldier, Harry Parker

Label
Anatomy of a soldier
Title
Anatomy of a soldier
Statement of responsibility
Harry Parker
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A ... first novel--of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism--that will ... take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Captain Tom Barnes, leading British troops in the war zone. Two boys growing up there sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. The man who trains one boy to fight the other's father as well as the infidel invaders. The family and friends who radiate out from these lives on all sides of this conflict. These are the people who populate this fiercely dramatic and moving novel. But we see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a trove of dollars, a drone, that bike, weaponry, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, an IED -- forty-five different inanimate narrators whose unexpected voices tell the story of this heart-stopping journey. Anatomy of a Soldier gives us a way to clearly see and understand those who fight wars in ways we never have before"--
Summary
In this unusual and compelling war story, each chapter is narrated by a different object, allowing readers to piece together the stories of a British Army officer in an unnamed war zone and two local childhood friends separated by insurgency. Because the objects -- a bullet, part of an IED, the soldier's boots -- are parts of the conflict itself, this debut offers an extraordinary depiction of both the sensory and the symbolic experiences of war. It's an unexpected storytelling technique, and one that may not work for all readers, but if you're looking for a frank, complex depiction of the consequences of war, Anatomy of a Soldier (which is based on the author's own experiences) will be an intriguing read. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Storyline
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Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10488648
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Harry
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Anatomy of a soldier, Harry Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "A Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922630860
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781101946633
Lccn
2015042247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630860
Label
Anatomy of a soldier, Harry Parker
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Dust jacket
  • "A Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922630860
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781101946633
Lccn
2015042247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)922630860

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