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In Pat Barker's" The Man Who Wasn't There," twelve-year-old Colin knows little about his father except that he must have fought in the war. His mother, totally absorbed by the nightclub where she works, says nothing about him, and Colin turns to films for images of what his father might have been. Weaving in and out of Colin's real life, his imagined film explores issues of loyalty and betrayal and searches for the answer to the question 'What is a man?'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312275433
ISBN-10: 0312275439
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 139mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Pat Barker

Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at the London School of Economics and has been a teacher of history and politics. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising "Regeneration, The Eye in the Door," which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and "The Ghost Road," which won the Booker Prize. Pat Barker is married and lives in Durham.

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