About this book
A magnificent novel about war by one of the finest living British writers. Moving back and forth between 1949, in which Alfred Day is employed as an extra in a war film that echoes his real experience, and his war years, it's a moving and profound meditation on human nature. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of "Granta"'s Best of Young British Novelists. '"Day" is more than a novel, it is an investigation into the difficulties of being alive' Eileen Battersby, "Irish Times"
Alfred Day wanted his war. In its turmoil he found his proper purpose as the tail-gunner in a Lancaster bomber; he found the wild, dark fellowship of his crew, and - most extraordinary of all - he found Joyce, a woman to love. But that's all gone - the war took it away.