Harry Parker featured in the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2016

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Ex-soldier Harry Parker, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, has written a war novel with a difference

“It’s quite a weird book, isn’t it?” suggests Harry Parker in his publisher’s office on a grey Tuesday morning. “Weird” may be overstating things, but Anatomy of a Soldier feels like a new take on the war novel. Following characters from both sides of an unnamed conflict, it’s told from the point of view of various inanimate objects (a bike, dog tags, a bag of fertiliser). The effect is both disorienting and captivating.

Read more at….

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/10/new-faces-of-fiction-2016-debut-authors-harry-parker-nadim-safdar-janet-ellis

 

Anatomy of A Soldier will be published in the UK by Faber in March and in the US by Knopf in May.

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