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Held

Michaels, Anne, 1958-2024
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1917. On a battlefield near the River Escaut, John lies in the aftermath of a blast, unable to move or feel his legs. Struggling to focus his thoughts, he is lost to memory - a chance encounter in a pub by a railway, a hot bath with his lover on a winter night, his childhood on a faraway coast - as the snow falls. 1920. John has returned from war to North Yorkshire, near another river - alive, but not still whole. Reunited with Helena, an artist, he reopens his photography business and endeavours to keep on living. But the past erupts insistently into the present, as ghosts begin to surface in his pictures: ghosts whose messages he cannot understand. So begins a narrative that spans four generations, moments of connection and consequence igniting and re-igniting as the century unfolds.
Main title:
Held / Anne Michaels.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury, 2024.
Collation:
240 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2023.
ISBN:
9781526659125 (pbk)
Dewey class:
813.6GAF
LC class:
PR9199.3.M453
Language:
English
BRN:
3946076
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