The Evening Chorus

by Helen Humphreys

Downed during his first mission, James Hunter is taken captive as a GermanPOW.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.84 out of 5
  • Published February 3rd 2015 by Mariner Books
  • ISBN: 0544348699 (ISBN13: 9780544348691)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Nominee for Fiction (2015)

Downed during his first mission, James Hunter is taken captive as a German POW. To bide the time, he studies a nest of redstarts at the edge of camp. Some prisoners plot escape; some are shot. And then, one day, James is called to the Kommandant’s office. Meanwhile, back home, James’s new wife, Rose, is on her own, free in a way she has never known. Then, James’s sister, Enid, loses everything during the Blitz and must seek shelter with Rose. In a cottage near Ashdown forest, the two women jealously guard secrets, but form a surprising friendship. Each of these characters will find unexpected freedom amid war’s privations and discover confinements that come with peace.