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The Resource The war artist, Simon Cleary (author)

The war artist, Simon Cleary (author)

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The war artist
Title
The war artist
Statement of responsibility
Simon Cleary (author)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The most important novel about the legacy of war since Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North. When Brigadier John Phelan returns from Afghanistan with the body of a young soldier killed under his command, he is traumatised by the tragedy. An encounter with young Sydney tattoo artist Kira leaves him with a permanent tribute to the soldier, but it is a meeting that will change the course of his life. What he isn't expecting is a campaign of retribution from the soldiers who blame him for the ambush and threaten his career. With his marriage also on the brink, his life spirals out of control. Years later, Phelan is surprised when Kira re-enters his life seeking refuge from her own troubles and with a young son in tow. She finds a way to help him make peace with his past, but she is still on the run from her own. The War Artist is a timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of redemption
  • Here, at last, is a novel that tackles the legacy of the Afghanistan War and the crippling psychological damage of PTSD--Rodney Hall, cover
Summary
When Brigadier James Phelan returns from Afghanistan with the body of a young soldier killed under his command, he is traumatised by the tragedy. An encounter with young Sydney tattoo artist Kira leaves him with a permanent tribute to the soldier, but it is a meeting that will change the course of his life. What he isn't expecting is a campaign of retribution from the soldiers who blame him for the ambush and threaten his career. With his marriage also on the brink, his life spirals out of control.Years later, Phelan is surprised when Kira re-enters his life seeking refuge from her own troubles and with a young son in tow. She finds a way to help him make peace with his past, but she is still on the run from her own.The War Artist is a timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of redemption.
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Character
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10757433
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Cleary, Simon
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Tattoo artists
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
general
Label
The war artist, Simon Cleary (author)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917111
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780702260346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052586167
Label
The war artist, Simon Cleary (author)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063917111
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780702260346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052586167

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