The Dynamite Room: A Novel

The Dynamite Room: A Novel

"Accomplished, resonant, and surprising." (Guardian)--a debut reminiscent of the beloved SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER.

In July 1940, eleven-year-old Lydia escapes life as a child evacuee in Wales. She arrives home to her English village, gas mask in tow, only to find it abandoned. Her family's house is shuttered and empty. Lydia settles in though, determined to wait out the war.

Later that night he arrives: a wounded soldier, gun-wielding, heralding a full-blown German… (more)

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The Dynamite Room explores what can happen to a good person swept up in a bad cause, and how the maelstrom of war sears its youngest victims.

An unusual, intricate drama delivered with accomplishment.

Book Details  

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 17, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780316327633

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Language: English

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