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Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

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£8.99

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Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 May 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0571315577
ISBN-13: 978-0571315574


This book would be great for your more able GCSE or A Level performers. Perfect for small groups or for monologues-both male and female roles. It's a great choice if you're looking for a more original examined performance text.

In early 2008, three young friends from Bristol decide to join the army and are deployed to the conflict in Afghanistan. Within a short space of time the three men return to the women in their lives—a wife, a mother, a girlfriend—all of whom must now share the psychological and physical aftershocks of military service. Written from the points of view of each soldier, Sheers explores not only their experiences in the field of battle, but also the gruelling process of recovery following a debilitating injury, the strain of PTSD on a new marriage, and the emotional toll of survivor's guilt among soldiers and their loved ones at home.
Drawing on interviews with soldiers and their families, Pink Mist illuminates the enduring human cost of war and its all too often devastating effect upon the young lives pulled into its orbit. A work of great dramatic power, documentary integrity, and emotional intensity.


Reviews:

'Owen Sheers' breath-taking, unforgettable script focuses on the abused lives of three British soldiers with the humanity of a Wilfred Owen and brings the pity of the far Afghan war into our own mind's neighbourhood. 'Dannie Abse

'Pink Mist is a tremendous book. It feels huge, engulfing, devastating, although only 87 pages long. When I finished it, what I felt most strongly was that it should be studied at school alongside the ubiquitous Wilfred Owen' -- Kate Kellaway, The Observer Published On: 2013-06-02

'The war poet of our generation.' Independent

Shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013, Pink Mist displays all of Owen Sheers's virtuoso gifts for language and poetic drama.

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