Fresh off her triumphantly assured debut novel The Outcast, award-winning author Sadie Jones has again delivered a quiet masterpiece in Small Wars. Set on the colonial, war-torn island of Cyprus in 1956, Jones tells the story of a young solider, Hal Treherne, and the effects of this "small war" on him, his wife, Clara, and their family. Reminiscent of classic tales of love and war such as The English Patient and Atonement, Jones's gripping novel also calls to mind the master works of Virginia Woolf and their portrayal of the quiet desperation of a marriage in crisis. Small Wars is at once a deeply emotional, meticulously researched work of historical fiction and a profound meditation on war-time atrocities committed both on and off the battlefield.
About the Author
SADIE JONES is the author of three previous novels: The Outcast, winner of the Costa First Novel Award in the UK and a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; Small Wars, a tale of love, war, and honor, which was published to critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic; and The Uninvited Guests, the best-selling and highly acclaimed drama of dark surprises beloved of writers as diverse as Ann Patchett and Jacqueline Winspear. Sadie Jones lives in London.
Actor Stephen Hoye is a graduate of London's Guildhall and a veteran of London's West End. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has won thirteen "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two prestigious APA Audie Awards.
"This moving novel...[demonstrates] how violence, loneliness and mistrust can dismantle a loving relationship." ---Dallas Morning News