A Separate Peace

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An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war

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AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 ‘A GOOD READ’

‘A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse’ Lionel Shriver

An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.

Set at a boys’ boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete.

What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

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Weight 0.242 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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