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eBook War Babies: Novel epub
  • ISBN: 0811211037
  • Author: Frederick Busch
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Erotica
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Directions; First Edition edition (September 17, 1989)
  • Pages: 121 pages
  • ePUB size: 1747 kb
  • FB2 size 1384 kb
  • Formats lrf doc mobi mbr


But it was a war, make no mistake, and it had far-reaching personal consequences in countless families from all the countries involved. I learned that the book was initially serialized in two parts (in slightly different form) in a magazine. Maybe that was the problem.

War babies : a novel. by. Busch, Frederick, 1941-2006. Korean War (1950-1953), Korean War, 1950-1953 - Fiction. New York : New Directions.

Frederick Busch (August 1, 1941 – February 23, 2006) was an American writer. Busch was a prolific author of short stories and novels. Busch was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned a master's degree from Columbia. He was professor of literature at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York from 1966 to 2003. He won numerous awards, including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award in 1986 and the PEN/Malamud Award in 1991

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A taut, dark, psychological page-turner from the best-selling author of Girls.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Combining the pace of a detective story with the bold prose of a master storyteller.

Peter Santore, the narrator, is an American lawyer in his mid-thirties come to England to track down a certain Hilary Pennels, the daughter of a Korean War hero who died in a POW camp, the same camp in which Peter's own father turned traitor and whose informing became, perhaps, the cause of Hilary's father's death.

Busch was a master of the short story and one of America"s most prolific writers of fiction long and short. He was professor emeritus of literature at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York from 1966 to 2003. He is the father of actor Benjamin Busch. Busch graduated from Muhlenberg College and earned a master"s degree from Columbia. Busch was a master of the short story and one of America"s most prolific writers of fiction long and short.

Other articles where War Babies is discussed: Frederick Busch: In the novella War Babies (1989), Busch returned to the subject of family . His later works include the novels Closing Arguments (1991), Long Way from.

Other articles where War Babies is discussed: Frederick Busch: In the novella War Babies (1989), Busch returned to the subject of family relationships with the story of a man who attempts to rid himself of feelings of guilt over his now-dead father’s imprisonment for treason.

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A short but powerful tale weaving together moral complexity and romantic intrigue, Frederick Busch’s War Babies is the story of an American lawyer in his mid-thirties (Peter Santore) who travels to England in an attempt to tie up the loose ends of his own dark past. Peter’s father, a prisoner who turned traitor in a Korean War POW camp, might have had something to do with a fellow captive’s death, the father of one Hilary Pennels––now a woman Peter’s age who lives in Salisbury

Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award

Frederick Busch (1941–2006) was the recipient of many honors, including an American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, a National Jewish Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award. The prolific author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, Busch is renowned for his writing’s emotional nuance and minimal, plainspoken style. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he lived most of his life in upstate New York, where he worked for forty years as a professor at Colgate University

A short but powerful tale weaving together moral complexity and romantic intrigue, Frederick Busch’s War Babies is the story of an American lawyer in his mid-thirties (Peter Santore) who travels to England in an attempt to tie up the loose ends of his own dark past.

Peter’s father, a prisoner who turned traitor in a Korean War POW camp, might have had something to do with a fellow captive’s death, the father of one Hilary Pennels––now a woman Peter’s age who lives in Salisbury. When Peter and Hilary meet, they both want information from the other, and more, and find themselves engaged in a wary dance of attraction laced with mistrust. But it may be a third person, the sole remaining survivor of the camp––a Mr. Fox––who holds the key to the mystery of betrayal that haunts Peter and Hilary alike.
Comments: (2)
Duzshura
WAR BABIES is probably my least favorite Frederick Busch book so far, and I think I've read a dozen or more of his 27 books by now. The subject here is the residue of the Korean War, or "conflict," as it was officially known. But it was a war, make no mistake, and it had far-reaching personal consequences in countless families from all the countries involved. I learned that the book was initially serialized in two parts (in slightly different form) in a magazine. Maybe that was the problem. It just seemed too damn short. There wasn't enough background - or follow-through - to make me care for either of the book's protagonists. Well, I cared for poor Peter. It was Hillary that was problematic. I could never quite figure her out, and I couldn't bring myself to like her. And Fox, the British Sergeant-Major survivor of the prison camps, well, he just seemed like a sick, twisted pervert. No one would have liked him! I could kinda guess what it was all about - man's inhumanity to man; the cruelties of war, twisted psyches brought about by war, etc. The Busch touch is there, certainly, with all of the usual preoccupations with the darker side of man. But the truth is, I was just glad to get to the end and be done with it. I liked parts of it - the human, vulnerable side of Peter, mostly - but it just didn't quite measure up to Busch's usual high standards. This was NOT typical Fred Busch.
Jonide
Frederick Busch has written a supberb 114 page novella that delves into the psyche of two adults born during the years of the Korean War, or forgotten war as called by some. In his thirties and driven by associated guilt from his fathers actions while in a prisoner of war camp, Peter Santore sheds his lawyer suit to leave the States for England where he searches out the daughter of a hero from the same prison camp as his father. He yearns for peace from his troubling past and hopes to find answers from a total stanger. Through twists and turns and the introduction of Fox, an officer who survived the ordeal and lived to tell about it, vivid tales are retold of what life was like as a prisoner of war during this conflict. Busch weaves intrigue and mystery through betrayals and deceit centered around a whirlwind love story, leaving the reader with a surprise grand finale while paying a subtle homage to Thomas Hardy throughout. I encountered difficulty getting into this story with the first chapter but became engrossed as Buschs characters rose from the pages. An interesting fast read for those curious about the Korean conflict.
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