The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers

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Soft Skull Press
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5.72 X 7.8 X 0.69 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author

Delia Falconer is the author of three books: two novels and one work of creative nonfiction. Her first novel, the bestselling The Service of Clouds, was shortlisted for major literary awards including the Miles Franklin, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and the Australian Booksellers' Book of the Year. Her second, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, was shortlisted among other awards for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Asia Pacific Division). Her most recent book is Sydney, a personal history of her hometown, which was shortlisted for seven national awards in history, biography and nonfiction, and won the 2011 "Nib" CAL/Waverley Library Award for outstanding research.


This beautifully complex novel, with its echoing lacunae, its delicate touches alongside brutishness, reads like a timeless work of human history. Ms. Falconer's gift for phrasing and putting the right words to fleeting emotions makes the intimacy of her drama all the more compelling. --Barry Lopez

A splendid and absorbing novel. --Jim Harrison

The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers is evocative and melancholy, a poetic impression of Captain Benteen toward the end of his life . . . The book is original and vivid. --Evan S. Connell