A Possible Life

A Possible Life

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From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Birdsong, new fiction about love and war—five transporting stories and five unforgettable lives, linked across centuries.

In Second World War Poland, a young prisoner closes his eyes and pictures going to bat on a sunlit English cricket ground.

Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away.

In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands—suddenly… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The story takes too long to develop sufficient surprise or conflict — all that free-love equanimity is bad for fiction — but its final pages offer a profound reflection on the mysterious parts we play in one another’s lives.

Faulks’ novel --- or collection of novellas ---- succeeds because it does not overtly go out of its way to tie the five tales together. Themes recur in the stories, but the quest for inner peace and fulfillment of the soul remain constant throughout.

Delicately crafted stories.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (December 11, 2012)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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