The War Tour by Zoe Lambert

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Lambert's collection of war stories presents a carefully balanced picture of the world's combat zones...
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From Kandahar to Sarajevo and the forests of Lithuania to the Congo’s boot camps, these short stories weave a dark and disturbing web, interlacing documentary accounts with imagined testimonies to give a voice to the many silenced casualties of war. An elderly woman on a bus tells a love story drawn from the depths of Soviet history; a soldier returns from his first tour of duty unsure he deserves his hero’s welcome; and a Norwegian immigrant pieces together a family history fractured in the aftermath of Nazi occupation. These are just some of the stories that, individually, bear witness to a thirst for conflict that seems both unquenchable and foreign. Together, they bring the question of collusion and responsibility all the way back to the reader’s own doorstep.

 

About Zoe Lambert

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Zoe Lambert is a writer, a lecturer in creative writing at the Universities of Bolton and Edge Hill, and a contributor to the anthology Bracket. She is the founder of Verberate, which is the name of cult Manchester's literature night, and a board member of the Northwest Short Story Network.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Carcanet Press Ltd.. 214 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on Feb 28 2012

Lambert's collection of war stories presents a carefully balanced picture of the world's combat zones...

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