Carthage

Carthage

1st paperback ed

Paperback (23 Oct 2014)

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Synopsis

A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family, in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice and the atrocities of war, from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates.

Cressida Mayfield has gone missing. The desperate search yields but one clue; she was last seen in the company of Corporal Brett Kincaid, Iraq veteran - and the ex-fiancé of Cressida's sister. As the deeply traumatized Kincaid struggles to mount a defence, he finds his memories of that terrible night are tangled with those of the most appalling wartime savagery.

Dark and riveting, the nerve-shredding Carthage unravels the devastating consequences of violence on two young lives, while probing the very limits of our capacity for forgiveness.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780007485758
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: 4th Estate
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 352g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 31mm