New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous book

Worthless Men

(2013)
A novel by

 

It's market day in an English city two years into the Great War. The farmers are coming in from the country, the cattle are being driven through the streets and that evening a trainload of wounded soldiers is due to arrive. At the local mansion, its new hospital tents to the ready, waits Montague Beckwith, himself a psychological casualty of the war. In the town's poorest quarter, Winnie Barley prays that Walter, her missing son, will be on the train (but that her violent husband is not). In the pharmacy, Gertie Dobson dreams of romance while her father keeps unsuitable men at bay. And everywhere is Walter, a ghostly presence who watches as the girl he loved from a distance is drawn into Montague's orbit.

Weaving together multiple viewpoints, Andrew Cowan creates a panoramic, extraordinarily vivid portrait of a place as individual as it is archetypal. Here is a community where the war permeates high and low; where the factory now produces barbed wire, the women are doing the men's jobs, and the young men are no longer so eager to answer the King's call. And here is the tragic story of a casual betrayal, and a boy who proved that those at the bottom of the heap - the worthless ones - could be the most valiant of them all.

 
Similar Books by other authors...


The Gathering
Anne Enright

There but for the
Ali Smith

NW
Zadie Smith

The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
 
Used availability for Andrew Cowan's Worthless Men


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

November 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
ISBN: 1-4713-6219-1 / 978-1-4713-6219-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
ISBN: 1-4447-5940-X / 978-1-4447-5940-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
ISBN: 1-4447-5942-6 / 978-1-4447-5942-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
ISBN: 1-4447-5941-8 / 978-1-4447-5941-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Worthless Men
Author(s): Andrew Cowan
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   


Search for