Tuesday August 4, 2020

Day's Home Fires never truly roar

Home Fires by Elizabeth Day. Bloomsbury, €15.10. Reviewed by Kathy Foley.

24th March, 2013
Elizabeth Day: the characters remain two-dimensional. Photo: Suki Dhanda

Home Fires


Is it worse for a soldier to return from war a broken and angry man, labelled as a coward, or to die a hero on the battlefield? This question is central to Home Fires, the second novel by Northern Irish journalist Elizabeth Day. She shows that either situation inflicts terrible damage on the families of the fighting men.

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