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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

ISBN: 9780099593584
€13.50
A DUBRAY BOOKS RECOMMENDED READ In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
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A survivor of the Burma Death Railway, Dorrigo Evans has reluctantly become an object of public veneration and an unwilling hero of a brutal war. Now in his seventy-seventh year and in the midst of this unwanted and perhaps undeserved celebrity, he finds himself increasingly troubled by those hellish years spent as a prisoner-slave. And, while these war-time memories haunt him still, he suffers a similar torment when recollecting his many love affairs. In this account of one man’s struggle to glean an ounce of meaning from a life thus far suffused in suffering and marred by missteps, Richard Flanagan has crafted a masterful novel of unique beauty. This book is sure to leave any reader with a sore neck as every page will have you shaking your head in wonderment or otherwise nodding in approval of the author’s staggering skill.
Leon Hickey, Dubray Books Galway


This book was the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, propsers, only to discover all that he has lost.

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Dubray Books review:
A survivor of the Burma Death Railway, Dorrigo Evans has reluctantly become an object of public veneration and an unwilling hero of a brutal war. Now in his seventy-seventh year and in the midst of this unwanted and perhaps undeserved celebrity, he finds himself increasingly troubled by those hellish years spent as a prisoner-slave. And, while these war-time memories haunt him still, he suffers a similar torment when recollecting his many love affairs. In this account of one man’s struggle to glean an ounce of meaning from a life thus far suffused in suffering and marred by missteps, Richard Flanagan has crafted a masterful novel of unique beauty. This book is sure to leave any reader with a sore neck as every page will have you shaking your head in wonderment or otherwise nodding in approval of the author’s staggering skill.
Leon Hickey, Dubray Books Galway


This book was the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, propsers, only to discover all that he has lost.

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