Penguin paperback edition of this novel which received universal acclaim in Viking hardback; "A tremendous piece of writing, sad and terrifying. It keeps you reading, exhausted and blurry-eyed until 2 a.m." "Independent On Sunday". "A brilliant stylist - Barker delves unflinchingly into the enduring mysteries of human motivation" "Sunday Telegraph". A TV adaptation of the book, by Jimmy McGovern, is due to be broadcast in the Spring, which will no doubt give a fillip to sales.
Pat Barker is the author of Union Street, Blow Your House Down, The Century's Daughter, The Man Who Wasn't There, the Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road), Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, and the Life Class Trilogy (Life Class, Toby's Room and Noonday). Pat Barker lives in Durham.