Day's Home Fires never truly roar
Home Fires by Elizabeth Day. Bloomsbury, €15.10. Reviewed by Kathy Foley.
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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