The Gallery (New York Review Books Classics)
Publish date: November 20th 2013
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
This is a WWII novel, but not one that you would expect. This depicts the Greatest Generation through contemporary eyes, not misty revisionism. They're flawed, in turns cowardly, venal, brave, and compassionate. Combat rarely comes into it, the war is something they dread, or something that's alread...
John Horne Burns' The Gallery isn't always pretty, but neither is life. It takes us on a journey into the hearts and minds of an unlikely mix of American servicemen and vanquished Neapolitans after the Allied invasion of Southern Italy. In a series of nine portraits, we meet a few honorable American...