|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2009|
In the spring of 1914, a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but watches from afar when a well-known painter catches her eye. After World War I begins, Paul tends to the dying soldiers from the front line as a Belgian Red Cross volunteer, but the longer he remains, the greater the distance between him and home becomes. In this novel by the Booker Prize winning author of the Regeneration Trilogy, Paul returns to confront the overwhelming challenge of how to express all that he has seen and experienced, but also the fact that life, and love, will never be the same for him again.