The People's Train by Thomas Keneally

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'“Thomas Keneally is one of the historical novel’s most expert practitioners, and his new book sees him back on the form that produced Schindler’s Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982. . . . This change of narrator is another inspired stroke of Keneally’s, as it enacts structurally the relation between the individual and society, which couldn’t have happened if he had stuck with the ‘monorail’ of Artem in the first person. As it is, we see Artem move away from us, as if diminishing in a lens of a telescope held at the wrong end. Our sense of the past is like that, too, but we are lucky in having authors such as Keneally who know how to dramatise the telescope’s turning around from time to time, bringing ‘there’ and ‘then’ into the here and now.” —Giles Foden, The Guardian   “Brilliantly done.” —John Clare, The Sun-Herald   “Schindler’s Ark won the Booker Prize for Keneally in 1982; The People’s Train is every bit as well-wrought and moving as that classic.” —David Wood   “Thomas Keneally’s at-times brilliant retelling of the experiences of two men in the lead-up to, and during, the momentous October Revolution of 1917. Reading at times like a cross between Peter Carey and Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44, Keneally has delivered a broad-ranging piece of historical fiction that approaches his best.” —Robert Epstein, The Independent (UK)   “The People’s Train is a formidable piece of literary ventriloquism.” —Edward McGown, The Telegraph   “A novel of action.” —Catriona Kelly, The Times Literary Supplement  '
'“Thomas Keneally is one of the historical novel’s most expert practitioners, and his new book sees him back on the form that produced Schindler’s Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982. . . . This change of narrator is another inspired stroke of Keneally’s, as it enacts structurally the relation between the individual and society, which couldn’t have happened if he had stuck with the ‘monorail’ of Artem in the first person. As it is, we see Artem move away from us, as if diminishing in a lens of a telescope held at the wrong end. Our sense of the past is like that, too, but we are lucky in having authors such as Keneally who know how to dramatise the telescope’s turning around from time to time, bringing ‘there’ and ‘then’ into the here and now.” —Giles Foden, The Guardian   “Brilliantly done.” —John Clare, The Sun-Herald   “Schindler’s Ark won the Booker Prize for Keneally in 1982; The People’s Train is every bit as well-wrought and moving as that classic.” —David Wood   “Thomas Keneally’s at-times brilliant retelling of the experiences of two men in the lead-up to, and during, the momentous October Revolution of 1917. Reading at times like a cross between Peter Carey and Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44, Keneally has delivered a broad-ranging piece of historical fiction that approaches his best.” —Robert Epstein, The Independent (UK)   “The People’s Train is a formidable piece of literary ventriloquism.” —Edward McGown, The Telegraph   “A novel of action.” —Catriona Kelly, The Times Literary Supplement  '
Publisher: Open Road Distribution ISBN: 9781504038713 Pages: 406