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Praise for the works of Pat Barker
" Calls to mind such early moderns as Hemingway and Fitzgerald...some of the most powerful antiwar literature in modern English fiction." -- "The Boston Globe"
" Pat Barker understands the dynamics of psychic trauma and shutdown as well as any living writer." -- Sven Birkerts, "Esquire"

Praise for the works of Pat Barker
"Calls to mind such early moderns as Hemingway and Fitzgerald...some of the most powerful antiwar literature in modern English fiction." --"The Boston Globe"
"Pat Barker understands the dynamics of psychic trauma and shutdown as well as any living writer." --Sven Birkerts, "Esquire"


Advance Praise for "Life Class":
"This is a story about hopeful ambitions and relationships redirected and reshaped by a climate of catastrophic change....[It] render[s] the horrors of combat with (Barker's trademark) meticulously researched detail and piercing clarity. Secondary characters' experiences likewise amplify into lucid microcosms of the global cataclysm that shadows every individual life....Mature, unsentimental and searching. One of this excellent writer's finest books." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
"With great tenderness and insight, and a daring to forgo simple resolutions, Barker conveys a wartime world turned upside down." --Mark Bostridge, "The Independent"
"As ever with Barker...the writing is breathtaking...sharply written and elegantly constructed." --D. J. Taylor, "The Guardian"
Praise for The Regeneration Trilogy:
"A masterwork...complex and ambitious." --"New York Times Book Review
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"It has been Pat Barker's accomplishment to enlarge the scope of the contemporary English novel." --"The New Yorker
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"A literary achievement...remarkable." --"San Francisco Chronicle
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"Some of the most powerful antiwar writing in modern fiction." --"Boston Globe"
A COMPLEX PAGE-TURNER."-"TimeOut NY"
"BEAUTIFUL AND EVOCATIVE...a coming-of-age story that transcends the individual and gestures to the fate of a generation."-People
"A BOOK SO ALIVE FROM PAGE TO PAGE THAT IT'S DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN."-"Seattle Times"
"ECHOES OF EVELYN WAUGH AND E.M. FORSTER."-"The Boston Globe"
"Pat Barker writes with clear, straightforward realism showing her debt to British writers such as D.H. Lawrence and George Orwell, and reserving a place for herself in English letters as the peacetime novelist who knows best how to write about war."-Alan Cheuse, NPR's "All Things Considered"
"Here, as in her best fiction, Barker unveils psychologically rich characters...and resists the trappings of a neat love story, reminding us once again that in art and life we remain infinitely mysterious."-"San Francisco Chronicle"
"This is a story about hopeful ambitions and relationships redirected and reshaped by a climate of catastrophic change....[It] render[s] the horrors of combat with (Barker's trademark) meticulously researched detail and piercing clarity. Secondary characters' experiences likewise amplify into lucid microcosms of the global cataclysm that shadows every individual life....Mature, unsentimental and searching. One of this excellent writer's finest books." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
"With great tenderness and insight, and a daring to forgo simple resolutions, Barker conveys a wartime world turned upside down." --Mark Bostridge, "The Independent"
"As ever with Barker...the writing is breathtaking...sharply written and elegantly constructed." --D. J. Taylor, "The Guardian"
Praise for The Regeneration Trilogy:
"Amasterwork...complex and ambitious." --"New York Times Book Review
"
"It has been Pat Barker's accomplishment to enlarge the scope of the contemporary English novel." --"The New Yorker
"
"A literary achievement...remarkable." --"San Francisco Chronicle
"
"Some of the most powerful antiwar writing in modern fiction." --"Boston Globe"

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