The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-old Colin Harper weaves together movies and real life in an attempt to create an understanding of what his father was like and what it means to be a man.

McMillan Palgrave
In Pat Barker's The Man Who Wasn't There, twelve-year-old Colin knows little about his father except that he must have fought in the war. His mother, totally absorbed by the nightclub where she works, says nothing about him, and Colin turns to films for images of what his father might have been. Weaving in and out of Colin's real life, his imagined film explores issues of loyalty and betrayal and searches for the answer to the question 'What is a man?'

Publisher: New York : Picador USA, 2001
Edition: First Picador USA edition
ISBN: 9780312275433
Branch Call Number: FICTION BARKE...P
Characteristics: 158 pages ; 21 cm


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