The Dynamite Room: A Novel

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"Accomplished, resonant, and surprising." (Guardian)--a debut reminiscent of the beloved SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER.

In July 1940, eleven-year-old Lydia escapes life as a child evacuee in Wales. She arrives home to her English village, gas mask in tow, only to find it abandoned. Her family's house is shuttered and empty. Lydia settles in though, determined to wait out the war.

Later that night he arrives: a wounded soldier, gun-wielding, heralding a full-blown German invasion. He says he won't hurt Lydia, but she cannot leave the house.

The unlikely pair coexists in their claustrophobic confines, becoming dependent on each other for survival. Lydia soon realizes that the soldier knows more than he should about her family--and that he's plotting something for them both.

Eerie, gripping, and incredibly moving, The Dynamite Room brings an original and contemporary resonance to the great tradition of war classics.

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About the author

Jason Hewitt is a playwright and actor. He was born in Oxford and lives in London. The Dynamite Room is his first novel.
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Publisher
Little, Brown
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Published on
Mar 17, 2015
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780316327633
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / War & Military
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