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by A.L. Kennedy - £8.99  Vintage (2008)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099494058 | ISBN 10: 0099494051

Alfred Day wanted his war.
In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone now - the war took it away. Maybe it took him, too.
Now in 1949, employed as an extra in a war film that echoes his real experience, Day begins to recall what he would rather forget...

"Day is a remarkable performance: an eerily convincing act of ventriloquism in which the internal monologue of a deeply troubled an inarticulate young man is transmuted into language that conveys the blunt, painful, sometimes beautiful and often comic flashing of thoughts."
(Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph)

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