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Double vision
Pat Barker
Adult Fiction BARKER

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Summary: In the aftermath of covering 9/11, English war reporter Stephen Sharkey and photographer Ben Frobisher leave New York and part company. Stephen returns to the devastating discovery of the end of his marriage; while on assignment in Afghanistan Ben is killed. Retreating to the English countryside to write a book questioning the role of the war reporter and photographer Stephen enters into complicated relationships with Ben's widow Kate, a sculptor, her disturbing and sinister young studio assistant, and a young au-pair. Set far from the literal theatre of war, Double Vision is nonetheless a novel about its representation and effects as Pat Barker once more lays bare the complexities of desire and violence.


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main characters Kate Frobisher
Female
English
Sculptor; recovering from an auto accident; her photojournalist husband recently died covering terrorist activity in Afghanistan.
Artist

Stephen Sharkey
Male
English
Emotionally distraught after covering the events of 9/11.
Journalist

Peter Wingrave
Male
Kate's new studio assistant.
Assistant

Justine Braithewaite
Female
Age: Young adult
Vicar's daughter; Peter's ex-lover; due to begin studies at Cambridge; working for Stephen as a maid.
Domestic



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