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The Dynamite Room

by Jason Hewitt

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Dynamite Room Synopsis

July 1940. Eleven-year-old Lydia walks through a village in rural Suffolk on a baking hot day. She is wearing a gas mask. The shops and houses are empty, windows boarded up and sandbags green with mildew, the village seemingly deserted. Leaving it behind, she strikes off down a country lane through the salt marshes to a large Edwardian house -- the house she grew up in. Lydia finds it empty too, the windows covered in black-out blinds. Her family is gone. Late that night he comes, a soldier, gun in hand and heralding a full-blown German invasion. There are, he explains to her, certain rules she must now abide by. He won't hurt Lydia, but she cannot leave the house. Is he telling the truth? What is he looking for? Why is he so familiar? And how does he already know Lydia's name? Eerie, thrilling and piercingly sad, The Dynamite Room evokes the great tradition of war classics yet achieves a strikingly original and contemporary resonance. Hypnotically compelling, it explores, in the most extreme of circumstances, the bonds we share that make us human.

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ISBN: 9781471127427
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781471127403
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471127427
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Jason Hewitt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jason Hewitt

Jason Hewitt is a playwright and actor. He was born in Oxford, and lives in London. The Dynamite Room is his first novel.

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