The Ghost Road by Pat Barker

"The Ghost Road" is a historical novel set during World War I that follows the experiences of a British army officer undergoing treatment for shell shock at a mental hospital. The narrative alternates between his perspective and that of his psychiatrist, who is fascinated by the psychological effects of war. The novel explores themes of trauma, memory, and the brutal realities of war, while also delving into the psychiatrist's own past experiences with a headhunting tribe in the South Pacific.

The 2282nd greatest book of all time


Published
1995
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
60,000
Original Language
English

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