The Resource So much life left over : a novel, Louis de Bernières

So much life left over : a novel, Louis de Bernières

Label
So much life left over : a novel
Title
So much life left over
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Louis de Bernières
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Corelli's Mandolin: a powerfully evocative and emotional novel, set in the years between the two World Wars, about a closely-knit group of British men and women struggling to cope with the world--and the selves--left to them in the wake of World War I. They were inseparable childhood friends. Some were lost to the war. The others' lives were unimaginably upended, and now, postwar, they've scattered: to Ceylon and India, France and Germany (and, inevitably, back to Britain)--each of them trying to answer the question that fuels this sweeping novel: "If you have been embroiled in a war ... what were you supposed to do with so much life unexpectedly left over?" As the narrative unfolds in brief, dramatic chapters we follow the old friends as their paths re-cross or their ties fray, as they test loyalties and love, face survivor's grief and guilt, adjust in profound and quotidian ways to this newest modern world. And at their center: Daniel (an RAF flying ace) and Rosie (a war-time nurse), their marriage slowly revealed to be built on lies, Daniel finding solace--and, sometimes, family--with other women, Rosie drawing her religion around herself like a carapace. Here too are Rosie's sisters--a "bohemian," a minister's wife, and a spinster; Daniel's despairing brother; Rosie's "increasingly peculiar" mother and her genial, secretive father. And as peace once more gives way to war, we see it begin to reshape, yet again, the lives of these beautifully drawn women and men"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Bernières, Louis
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.E132
LC item number
S67 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • Friendship
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Grief
Label
So much life left over : a novel, Louis de Bernières
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1023055298
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781524747886
Lccn
2018010018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2051841
  • (OCoLC)1023055298
Label
So much life left over : a novel, Louis de Bernières
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1023055298
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781524747886
Lccn
2018010018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2051841
  • (OCoLC)1023055298

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