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Author Tolkien, Simon, 1959- author.

Title No man's land : a novel / Simon Tolkien.

Publication Info. New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    TOLKIEN,SIM    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC TOLKIEN,S    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC TOLKIEN,S    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First American edition.
Description 578 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary "Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London comes to a sudden and tragic end when his mother is killed in a workers' protest march. His father, Daniel, is barely able to cope with the loss. But a job offer in the coal mining town of Scarsdale presents one last chance, so father and son head north. The relocation is hard on Adam: the local boys prove difficult to befriend, and he never quite fits in. Meanwhile tensions between the miners and their employer, Sir John Scarsdale, escalate, and finally explode with terrible consequences. In the aftermath, Adam's fate shifts once again, and he finds himself drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home where he makes an enemy of Sir John's son, Brice, who subjects Adam to a succession of petty cruelties for daring to step above his station. However, Adam finds consolation in the company of Miriam, the local parson's beautiful daughter with whom he falls in love. When they become engaged and Adam wins a scholarship to Oxford, he starts to feel that his life is finally coming together--until the outbreak of war threatens to tear everything apart. From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coal mine to the exposed terrors of the trenches in France; Adam's journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- England -- Fiction.
Social mobility -- England -- Fiction.
Social status -- England -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780385541978 (hardcover)
038554197X (hardcover)

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