The Outcast ), Jones sets a couple down in turbulent 1956 Cyprus as the Cypriots seek union with Greece and resist British ru"/>
 

Small Wars

Sadie Jones, Author
Sadie Jones, Author . Harper $24.99 (376p) ISBN 978-0-06-192988-5
Hardcover - 376 pages - 978-0-7011-8455-1
Paperback - 472 pages - 978-0-09-954052-6
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4001-9556-5
Paperback - 376 pages - 978-0-06-192989-2
Hardcover - 384 pages - 978-0-307-39853-6
Ebook - 352 pages - 978-0-307-39849-9
Hardcover - 9 pages - 978-1-84648-853-5
Hardcover - 392 pages - 978-1-4084-5957-7
Hardcover - 9 pages - 978-1-84648-877-1
Open Ebook - 480 pages - 978-1-4090-7925-5
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-61657-870-1
Paperback - 376 pages - 978-0-307-39854-3
Compact Disc - 978-1-4001-4556-0
Compact Disc - 978-1-4001-1556-3
MP3 CD - 978-1-4001-6556-8
Ebook - 400 pages - 978-0-06-196632-3
Paperback - 352 pages - 978-0-7011-8456-8
Show other formats
FORMATS

In her excellent second novel (after The Outcast ), Jones sets a couple down in turbulent 1956 Cyprus as the Cypriots seek union with Greece and resist British rule. British army major Hal Treherne is dispatched to Cyprus, taking along his wife, Clara, and their young twin girls. There, they fight separate, but equally maddening, battles—Clara as an army wife with babies in an increasingly dangerous land, and Hal on the front lines where, yearning for firefights, he is instead haunted by his lack of control when torture and rape occur at the hands of his own men. While Hal dodges mortal danger, Clara tries to keep the homefront together, struggling to remain supportive of him as she remains isolated with the twins and he is tormented by the violence he witnesses. After Clara narrowly avoids death, Hal makes a split-second decision with powerful implications for their future. The narrative is excruciatingly tense and also graced with real emotion as a marriage is pushed to the brink and loyalties are stretched and broken. It's the perfect mix of poignant and harrowing. (Jan.)

The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X