28 August 2015

Friday Freebie: WIN a copy of Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt

Available August 2015
RRP $29.99
* Copy courtesy of Simon & Schuster *

Today's Friday Freebie is the opportunity to WIN a print copy of Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt. See below for details.

A deeply compelling and poignant story that, like the novels of Pat Barker or Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, dramatises the tragic lessons of war, the significance of belonging and of memory - without which we become lost, even to ourselves.

Spring, 1945: A man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and confused, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk, and so sets out on an extraordinary journey in search of his home, his past and himself.

His name is Owen. A war he has only a vague memory of joining is in its dying days, and as he tries to get back to England he becomes caught up in the flood of refugees pouring through Europe. Among them is a teenage boy, Janek, and together they form an unlikely alliance as they cross battle-worn Germany. 

When they meet a troubled young woman, tempers flare and scars are revealed as Owen gathers up the shattered pieces of his life. No one is as he remembers, not even himself - how can he truly return home when he hardly recalls what home is?

Author Bio
Jason Hewitt is a novelist, playwright and actor. He was born in Oxford, and lives in London. He is the author of The Dynamite Room and Devastation Road.

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  1. This sounds wonderful, have you read it?

  2. Thanks Tien, no I haven't read it (this is my review copy that I'm giving away).

  3. Excited to read this one. The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewitt was one on my favourite books of 2014

  4. Thanks Margot, that's great to hear :-) good luck!

  5. Thanks to all who entered, this giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner.


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