Author(s): Pat Barker
Pat Barker's award-winning Regeneration Trilogy - comprising Regeneration, The Eye in the Doorand The Ghost Road- is the heart-rending story of the last two years of the First World War seen through the eyes of army psychologist William Rivers and damaged soldier Billy Prior. As Rivers struggles with the responsibility of helping the men in his charge - including the traumatized poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen - only to see them returned to the front, we see how an entire generation of young men was brutalized by the horrors of the trenches. 'What Barker does in The Regeneration Trilogy is explore with gritty realism - and absolute clarity of vision - the whole dirty, glorious and horrifying business of war.' Sunday Telegraph'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians.' A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph 'I'm convinced the trilogy will win recognition as one of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction.' Jonathan Coe 'One of the richest and most rewarding works of fiction of recent times.' The Times Literary Supplement
Harrowing, original, delicate and unforgettable Independent A masterpiece ... fiction of the highest order Sunday Express A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. Constantly surprising and formally superb -- A. S. Byatt Daily Telegraph One of the few real masterpieces of late twentieth-century British fiction -- Jonathan Coe One of the most distinguished works of contemporary fiction -- Barry Unsworth
Pat Barker was born in 1943. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration (1991); which was made into a film of the same name; The Eye in the Door (1993), which won the Guardian Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road (1995), which won the Booker Prize, as well as the more recent novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.