November Bookclub: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Saturday 1 November 2014 by

The Man Booker prize was hotly contended this year, with the likes of Ali Smith and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler topping the charts for weeks on end, but it was the World War II-set novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan that won, and for that reason alone, I was dying to get my hands on a copy (after all, last year’s winner The Luminaries is one of my absolute favourite novels). Which is why this month we’re choosing another winner…

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan, Book, Chatto & Windus, Man Booker Prize

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Published by Chatto & Windus

Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not.

In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.

Hailed as a masterpiece, Richard Flanagan’s epic novel tells the unforgettable story of one man’s reckoning with the truth.


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