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    • War and Turpentine

    • A Novel
    • By: Stefan Hertmans, David Mckay
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    The life of Urbain Martien - artist, soldier, survivor of World War I - lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. His grandson, a writer, retells his story, the notebooks giving him the impetus to imagine his way into the locked chambers of Urbain's memory. He vividly recounts a whole life: Urbain as the child of a lowly church painter, retouching his father's work; dodging death in a foundry; fighting in the war that altered the course of history, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegiac, poetic, Belgian perspective on one Great

    • By James A. Dittes on 12-27-16

    Regular price: $28.00