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Author Winn, Alice (Alice Mary Felicity), 1992- author.

Title In memoriam / Alice Winn.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F WINN, A.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION WINN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F WINN    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - New Materials  F WINN    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Main Level  FICTION WINN    On Display
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  FIC WINN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F WINN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F WINN    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - New Book Area  NEW WINN, ALICE    DUE 03-07-24
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  WINN, ALICE    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 379 pages ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Summary "It's 1914, and World War I is ceaselessly churning through thousands of young men on both sides of the fight. The violence of the front feels far away to Henry Gaunt, Sidney Ellwood and the rest of their classmates, all of whom are safely ensconced in their idyllic boarding school in the English countryside. They receive weekly dispatches from The Preshutian, their school newspaper, informing them of older classmates killed or wounded in action. Their heroic deaths only make the war more exciting. Gaunt, half-German, is busy fighting his own private battle--an all-consuming infatuation with his best friend, the gorgeous, rich, charming Ellwood--not having a clue that Ellwood is pining for him in return. Meanwhile, Gaunt's German mother and twin sister ask him to enlist as an officer in the British army to protect the family from the anti-German attacks they're already facing. Gaunt signs up immediately, relieved to escape his overwhelming feelings for Ellwood. The front is horrific, of course, and though Gaunt tries to dissuade Ellwood from joining him on the battlefield, Ellwood soon rushes to join him, fueled by his education in Greek heroics and romantic wartime poetry. Before long, most of their classmates have followed suit. Once in the trenches, the boys become intimately acquainted with the harsh realities of war. Ellwood and Gaunt find fleeting moments of solace in one other, but their friends are all dying, often in front of them, and no one knows when they'll be next"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Boarding school students -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Germans -- England -- Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Gay fiction.
War fiction.
ISBN 9780593534564 (hardcover)
0593534565 (hardcover)
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