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Peace (2008) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man's indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time, and then set upon by a sniper.

Original title: Peace
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanItaly
FictionGeneral FictionWorld Affairs

Edition #1: Peace

Peace (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "In the small firmament of American writers who're both superb novelists and eloquent short-story practioners, Richard Bausch's star shines more brightly now than ever." Richard Ford
  • "Bausch is best known for his short stories, but this powerful novella demonstrates his skill at spare language and tight construction." Library Journal
  • "Every single word of Richard Bausch's beautiful, spare new novel Peace rings darkly, tragically true." Richard Russo
  • "Richard Bausch's Peace, set at the end of the Second World War in Italy, is a small masterpiece with the same emotional force and moral complexity as Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Tolstoy's Hadji Murad." Colm Toibin
  • "The experiences of battle fatigue and constant exposure to mortal danger are depicted with raw immediacy and terse power in this short novel." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Bausch's tale of one act in the immense blood-dark theater of military conflict is razor-sharp, sorrowfully poetic, and steeped in the wretched absurdity of war, the dream of peace." Booklist
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Peace (April 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: 9780307268334
Dimensions: 5.58 x 7.78 x .80 in
Pages: 171

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