A stunning first novel that is an evocative reimagining of a World War II civilian disaster On a March night in 1943, on the steps of a London Tube station, 173 people die in a crowd seeking shelter from what seemed to be another air raid. When the devastated neighborhood demands an inquiry, the job falls to magistrate Laurence Dunne. In this beautifully crafted novel, Jessica Francis Kane paints a vivid portrait of London at war. As Dunne investigates, he finds the truth to be precarious, even damaging. When he is forced to reflect on his report several decades laterhe must consider whether the course he chose was the right one.The Reportis a provocativecommentary on the way all tragedies are remembered and endured.
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August 30, 2010
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