The Ghost Road Author:Pat Barker Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker retells history with moving personal stories of the people who were in the trenches through the ferocious final phase of World War I. In this stunning, intimate glimpse of war, Barker creates ravaged psychological landscapes and blighted battlefields where the armies endlessly wage deadly campaigns. Famed p... more »sychologist Dr. William Rivers faces the wrenching challenge of restoring men to health, only to send them back to war and almost certain death. Lieutenant Billy Prior, who is cured of shell shock by Rivers at Craiglockhart War Hospital, is compelled beyond reason to return to the battlefield for a fourth tour of duty. For both men, the war is inescapable and consuming. This engrossing audiobook combines poetic intensity with gritty realism as Barker brilliantly evokes a war of dramatic changes and cynical fatalism. Lovers of historical novels and tightly-plotted fiction will be entranced by the compelling characters and fascinating psychological panorama of "The Ghost Road."« less
The Ghost Road is the conclusion to Pat Barker's World War I trilogy. In the closing months of World War I, Dr. William Rivers treats the mental casualties of the war. Billy Prior, one of his patients, returns to France, and goes back to a war that he no longer believes in.
I highly recommend this book!