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On Sale: 04/07/2001
ISBN: 9780312275433160 Pages
In Pat Barker's The Man Who Wasn't There, twelve-year-old Colin knows little about his father except that he must have fought in the war. His mother, totally absorbed by the nightclub where she works, says nothing about him, and Colin turns to films for images of what his father might have been. Weaving in and out of Colin's real life, his imagined film explores issues of loyalty and betrayal and searches for the answer to the question 'What is a man?'
Praise for The Man Who Wasn't There
“With her novels, she adds dignity to this century's often bleak and undignified human record.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review