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Wake

by Anna Hope

Wake
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2014, 304 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 2016, 320 pages

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Anna Hope's debut novel Wake unfolds over the course of five days, as three women must deal with the aftershocks of World War I and its impact on the men in their lives.

Anna Hope's debut novel Wake is a stunning exploration of recovery from the trauma of war. Taking place over the course of the five days leading up to the burial of the Unknown Soldier in London, the novel follows three different women who are connected in unexpected ways.

World War I ended two years ago, but as Evelyn, Hettie and Ada exhibit, the war is not truly over. As one character observes, "France didn't win. Germany didn't win. War wins. It always wins." This notion of war winning; of war ruining so many more lives than those killed in battle is Hope's primary theme. As the three main characters approach the burial day of the Unknown Soldier, they are forced to assess - as people who never saw battle but nonetheless suffered - how they will recover from a trauma that continues to hold sway over their lives.

Evelyn Montfort is beautiful and emotionally...

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