The Long Take by Robin Robertson (Picador) has been shortlisted in the final six for 2018’s Man Booker Prize.
The novel in verse, with photographs, is the first of its kind to be in contention for the prize and follows a D-Day veteran as he goes in search of freedom and repair in post-war America.
The 2018 winner will be announced on Tuesday 16th October in London.
About the book:
Walker, a young Canadian recently demobilised after war and his active service in the Normandy landings and subsequent European operations. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and unable to face a return to his family home in rural Nova Scotia, he goes in search of freedom, change, anonymity and repair. We follow Walker through a sequence of poems as he moves through post-war American cities of New York, Los Angles and San Francisco.
Read it before the announcement: