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Books in brief: In the Wolf’s Mouth by Adam Foulds

By Jane Shilling  

In the Wolf’s Mouth

by Adam Foulds (Jonathan Cape, £16.99)

The chaos of conflict in North Africa and  Sicily at the end of the Second World War haunts Adam Foulds’s third novel. Foulds, an award-winning poet and one of Granta’s “Best Young British Writers,” explores the two theatres of war through the experiences of a pair of young soldiers, Will Walker, an English Arabist attached to the Field Security Services, and Ray Marfione, an Italian-American infantryman from New York.

Ray is a diffident, self-effacing character, for whom warfare is both appalling…

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