Home » Fiction & Literature » Samuel Peter Shaw » While They Were Dying

September 09 , 2008

While They Were Dying

The Road to Iraq


Samuel Peter Shaw’s drama of love and betrayal is peopled by the Sink Set, a group of fickle, moneyed sophisticates living in London's leafy southern suburbs. For all but one of them, the Iraq War is sobering but coincidental, a backdrop against which they shrug and carry on. Colly Wolfson, a member of the Set, is a forty-something prize-winning architect and builder; wealthy, debonair, popular. But personal tragedy strikes him twice.

Download docx

Read also

Writing With Skill, Level 1: Instructor Text (The Complete Writer)

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught:• One- and two-level…

Overcome by grief and guilt, he tries to make amends, but keeps his efforts secret. For a time, he believes he might achieve a new beginning. But in 2003 – on the anniversary of his own tragedies – he is horrified by the numbing, hi-tech bombing of Baghdad. It leaves him isolated among his uncaring friends – and it unhinges him.

Increasingly unhappy and with his marriage crumbling, he drifts into two affairs – and the downward spiral begins.

“While They Were Dying” is the story of a man falling apart – and of the efforts of his family and friends to save him; a story of love and devotion, betrayal and deception.

And all the while, among the laughter and the tears, is Colly's ever-present obsession with the monster in the corner – the Iraq War of Bush and Blair.

Show more...

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $3.99. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «While They Were Dying»:

Download MS Word:


Download Sony BookReader: