Batlava Lake – Adam Mars-Jones
Pristina, Kosovo, 1999. Barry Ashton, recently divorced, has been deployed as a civil engineer attached to the Royal Engineers corps in the British Army. In an extraordinary feat of ventriloquism, Adam Mars-Jones constructs a literary story with a thoroughly unliterary narrator, and a narrative that is anything but comic through the medium of a character who, essentially, is.
Exploring masculinity, class and identity, BATLAVA LAKE is a brilliant story of men and war by one of Britain’s most accomplished writers.