Author(s): Harry Parker
Imagine if your whole life changed in the blink of an eye...Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops into a war zone when he is gravely injured by an exploding IED. This devastating moment and the transformative months that follow are narrated here by forty-five objects, telling one unforgettable story.
A stunning debut -- of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism -- that will immediately take its place on the short shelf of classics about men at war and what all that truly means.
Shortlisted for Gordon Burn Prize 2016.
Harry Parker grew up in Wiltshire. He joined the British Army when he was 23 and served in Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009 as a Captain. He is now a writer and artist and lives in London.