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A story of vulnerability and haunting shadows,
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This review is from: The Lie (Kindle Edition)
This brilliant sensitive story reaches into the underbelly of the effects of war on the individual. It focuses on how displaced Daniel Bramwell feels in the surroundings of his home town in Cornwall. Few understand him and he feels unable to talk about experiences which haunt him throughout this moving and tragic tale. The lie begins really as an omission and inability to communicate a wish to not get involved - and yet to do what is right - and escalates within the dark veins of unmerciful village gossip.
This is a gripping story, Helen Dunmore dips her sensitive pen into the pain of the past and pulls out a story that must surely reflect much of the confusion carried by those involved in terrible conflict and misunderstanding of those of us back home who cannot go near to a nightmare so livid that those who have lived it can't bear to tell the tale.