At the threshold of World War II, Wayne Luthie leads the Wonders, an inexperienced British flight squadron playing at war form a safe distance. But soon the fighting draws near. Grace Paley hailed as "memorable and remarkable" this extraordinary debut novel, resonant with the passion and themes of The English Patient and Saving Private Ryan.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
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About the Author
Milena McGraw grew up in postwar Czechoslovakia, moving to the Uninted States as a student. Her writing has been recognized by the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. She is a library assistant in Portland, Oregon.
What People are Saying About This
"After Dunkirk lures us into a dense rich mind, then makes us virtually become that mind as it encounters the bafflements, pleasures, and disasters of Britain -- and a handful of Britons -- inthe Second World War. The long-gone reality is evoked so fuly as, finally, to become our own."
"After Dunkirk is everything one hopes a book will be -- powerful and beautiful in its constructon, thoughtful in its intent, unforgettable in its effect. Milena McGraw's subject is war, the consequence of war -- what it does to young men, old men, and women, its insidious as well as its overt wounding, its inescapable blight. Luthie, leader of a squandron of young men -- boys, really -- who daily fly their Spitfires into the Engllish skies, says, helplessly, 'I am a just man in a just war.' It matters not at all. It matters not at all that Luthie is also young, able, valiant, and well trained, or that he has met a woman and fallen in love and -- like any ordinary man -- dreams of reaching the farthest and best possibilities of their life togethr. With prose that is at times almost unbearably lurical, that is dismal with grief and splendid with perseverance, the author draws us into this book as into another living body. Luthie and his story are, simply, unforgettable."
Remarkable in so many ways.
A great mysterium of literature.
"A great mysterium of literature."