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1920. The Great War is over.
Whilst working as a nurse, Clementine fell in love with a handsome Canadian doctor, but lost him amid the horrors of the Western Front. Now, she feels stifled by her middle class marriage and motherhood.
Vincent was badly disfigured in the war, losing his future and his prospects at the same time.
Drawn together by their shared experiences at the Front, he and Clementine begin a compulsive relationship, both magnetic and parasitic, and which can only end in disaster – for one of them.
‘Glaister is a sensitive but unflinching writer who knows exactly how to beguile the reader into turning the pages.’
‘Glaister’s novels always appear to be as effortless for her to write as they for us to read.’
‘Glaister has the uncomfortable knack of putting her finger on things we most fear, of exposing the darkness within.’
-Independent on Sunday
‘Glaister’s sense of place and ear for dialogue are brilliantly convincing.’
‘‘Blasted Things is a restrained, elegant, deeply compassionate novel.’
‘One of the most compelling novels I have read all year.’