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The Narrow Road to the Deep North authored by Richard Flanagan won Man Booker Prize

Oct 15, 2014 18:17 IST

The Narrow Road to the Deep North: Richard Flanagan
The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a novel of Australian author Richard Flanagan. The book was in news after it won the 2014 Man Booker Prize.


The novel narrates story of a love and war during the construction of the Thailand Burma Death Railway in World War II. The story revolves around a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp and centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans (an Australian doctor) who was haunted by his wartime love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Post war, he finds his growing celebrity as a war hero at odds with his sense of his own failings and guilt.

It is a book that depicts the disturbing stories of prisoners and captors on the Burma railway. It has tried to bridge East and West past and present, with a story of guilt and heroism.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the sixth novel for Flanagan. His previous novels were Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist and Wanting.

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