WW1 is over. As a nurse at the front, Clementine has found and lost love, but has settled for middle class marriage. Vincent had half his face blown off, and wants more than life offers now. Drawn together by their shared experiences at the Front, they have a compulsive relationship, magnetic and parasitic, played out with blackmail and ending 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.'-Hilary Mantel; 'A sensitive, unsettling tale of a post-First World War romance.' -The Independent; 'Glaister's novels always appear to be as effortless for her to write as they for us to read.' -The Times; 'A sensitive and compelling drama.' -Sunday People; '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.' -Ruth Thomas; 'Blasted Things is a restrained, elegant, deeply compassionate novel.' -John Burnside; 'One of the most compelling novels I have read all year.' -Liz Jensen; 'A moody, mesmerizing tale of a man and a woman who've returned to Suffolk after surviving the atrocities of the Great War.' -East Anglian Daily Times
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