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Peace - A Novel

Richard Bausch

Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man's indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time-and then set upon by a sniper. Taut and propulsive-with its spare language, its punishing landscape, and the keenly drawn portraits of the three young soldiers at its center-Peace is a feat of economy, compression, and imagination, a brutal and unmistakably contemporary meditation on the corrosiveness of violence, the human cost of war, and the redemptive power of mercy.

Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man's indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time-and then set upon by a sniper. Taut and propulsive-with its spare language, its punishing landscape, and the keenly drawn portraits of the three young soldiers at its center-Peace is a feat of economy, compression, and imagination, a brutal and unmistakably contemporary meditation on the corrosiveness of violence, the human cost of war, and the redemptive power of mercy.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man's indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the horror of their own time-and then set upon by a sniper. Taut and propulsive-with its spare language, its punishing landscape, and the keenly drawn portraits of the three young soldiers at its center-Peace is a feat of economy, compression, and imagination, a brutal and unmistakably contemporary meditation on the corrosiveness of violence, the human cost of war, and the redemptive power of mercy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Kramer

Length:

4h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:25