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From Kandahar to Sarajevo and the forests of Lithuania to the Congo’s boot camps, these short stories weave a dark and disturbing web, interlacing documentary accounts with imagined testimonies to give a voice to the many silenced casualties of war. An elderly woman on a bus tells a love story drawn from the depths of Soviet history; a soldier returns from his first tour o ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Comma Press
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Elizabeth Ducie
Sep 05, 2013 Elizabeth Ducie rated it really liked it
As the title suggests, the fifteen diverse pieces in this anthology of short stories are linked by the theme of war. They range in geography from Western Europe to the Middle East; from Central and Eastern Europe to Africa. Their timeline spans much of the twentieth century as well as the present day. In some cases, they are set in a war zone, with direct and immediate consequences; in others, the war is a distant memory which impacts on behaviour many years later.
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Deaddad
Jan 04, 2014 Deaddad rated it really liked it
Comma Press again proves itself a reliable introductory guide to high calibre (and new-to-me) short story writers. This first collection from Zoe Lambert travels across Lithuania, Serbia, Germany, Norway, Rwanda and Afghanistan plus looks at stories of UK residents whether displaced immigrant arrivals or backpacking natives abroad. It features stories from different points in the 20th century as well as the beginning of the 21st and includes historical figures of significance as well as 'ordinar ...more
Tara-Jane Griffin
This is just a load of badly written, incoherent, appropriated short stories. Not worth reading. I am glad I borrowed it from the library and didn't put any money towards this nonsense.
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Zoe Lambert is a Manchester based short story writer. Her linked short story collection, The War Tour, is out with Comma Press. She also has a PhD and lectures at any university who will have her.
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