Join us for our first Library Company book club! Together We Win exhibition curators will lead the discussion on Pat Barker’s Regeneration. In 1917, the decorated war hero, Siegfried Sasson, publicly refused to continue fighting in World War I. Classified as "mentally unsound," Sasson was sent to a war hospital to regain his "sanity." This work of historical fiction explores the psychological effects of World War I and medical and mental health treatments during the era. We invite you to bring your lunch and spend an hour with us examining this powerful book.
About the Author
Pat Barker has earned a place in the first rank of contemporary British writers with such novels as Union Street, Regeneration (shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize and chosen by the New York Times as one of the four best novels of 1992), The Eye in the Door (winner of the 1993 Guardian fiction prize), The Ghost Road (winner of the 1995 Booker Prize), and Noonday. Pat Barker lives in Durham, England.