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Philip Teir, The Winter War, review: ‘an intelligent debut’


The Winter War of 1939 to 1940, fought between Finland and the Soviet Union, lasted from November to March – the same amount of time it takes for a cosmopolitan family to collapse in Philip Teir’s debut novel of the same name.

If the parallel feels tenuous, that’s precisely Teir’s point. In his novel marriage becomes melodrama for a generation made apathetic by its own privilege.

Read more on the Telegraph website. 


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