Anatomy of a Soldier.

By Harry Parker

Printed: 2016

Publisher: Faber & Faber. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 16 × 25 × 3 cm

Language: English

Signed by: Author

Size (cminches): 16 x 25 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Green binding with silver title on the spine.

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Imagine if your whole life changed in the blink of an eye . . .

Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops into a war zone when he is gravely injured by an exploding IED. This devastating moment and the transformative months that follow are narrated here by forty-five objects, telling one unforgettable story.


A great novel: a ­defining work . . . It will be read with wonder, with respect and with gratitude. New Statesman

Surprising and daring . . . Inanimate objects tell the story of a soldier’s catastrophic tour of Afghanistan and its aftermath. It sounds odd but it’s entirely engaging, thought provoking and moving. — Val McDermid, Guardian ‘Books of the Year’

It is a novel of concentrated ferocity and chilling accomplishments, tense and unflinching but alive to every nuance of feeling. — Hilary Mantel

Impressive, starkly different . . . a poignant and humbling piece of writing. — Patrick Hennessey, The Junior Officers’ Reading Club

Viscerally authentic . . . compelling and ultimately moving., Sunday Times

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