The Report

The Report

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A stunning first novel that is an evocative reimagining of a World War II civilian disaster

On a March night in 1943, on the steps of a London Tube station, 173 people die in a crowd seeking shelter from what seemed to be another air raid. When the devastated neighborhood demands an inquiry, the job falls to magistrate Laurence Dunne.

In this beautifully crafted novel, Jessica Francis Kane paints a vivid portrait of London at war. As Dunne investigates, he finds the truth to be precarious, even damaging. When he is forced to reflect on his report several decades later, he must consider whether the course he chose was the right one. The Report is a provocative commentary on the way all tragedies are remembered and endured.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781555975654
Branch Call Number: KANE J
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 21 cm.


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Nov 27, 2011

Documentary filmmaker Paul Barber looks up Sir Laurence Dunne, the magistrate who wrote the report of a tube-station shelter disaster in Bethnal Green, London, one night in 1943. Secrets and lies, blame and forgiveness, memory and remembering. You'll see how deceptive these qualities can be, even with the best of intentions. A very good book.

Infolass Jun 21, 2011

Based on actual events surrounding a crush at an air raid shelter during WW2. A fictionalised account. Alittle stiff but not too bad.


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