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Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Shout in the Ruins

Hay Festival 2018, 

Following his hugely celebrated debut novel, The Yellow Birds, Powers returns to the battlefield and its aftermath, this time in his native Virginia, just before and during the Civil War and then 90 years later. The novel pinpoints with unerring emotional depth the nature of random violence, the necessity of love and compassion, and the fragility and preciousness of life.

Kevin Powers talks to Claire Armitstead