The Resource Devastation Road, Jason Hewitt

Devastation Road, Jason Hewitt

Label
Devastation Road
Title
Devastation Road
Statement of responsibility
Jason Hewitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A deeply compelling and poignant story that, like the novels of Pat Barker or Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, dramatises the tragic lessons of war, the significance of belonging and of memory - without which we become lost, even to ourselves. Spring, 1945: A man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and confused, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk, and so sets out on an extraordinary journey in search of his home, his past and himself. His name is Owen. A war he has only a vague memory of joining is in its dying days, and as he tries to get back to England he becomes caught up in the flood of refugees pouring through Europe. Among them is a teenage boy, Janek, and together they form an unlikely alliance as they cross battle-worn Germany. When they meet a troubled young woman, tempers flare and scars are revealed as Owen gathers up the shattered pieces of his life. No one is as he remembers, not even himself - how can he truly return home when he hardly recalls what home is?
Summary
Waking up in a German field at the end of World War II, an injured man with only flashes of his memory intact embarks on a search for his identity while becoming caught up in a flood of displaced people, including a teen with whom he forges an unlikely alliance
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569107
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hewitt, Jason
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Nineteen forties
  • Anmesia
Target audience
adult
Label
Devastation Road, Jason Hewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781471127458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781471127458
Label
Devastation Road, Jason Hewitt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781471127458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781471127458

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