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Peace Breaks Out

by John Knowles

The companion piece to Knowles' famous novel A Separate Peace.

A Separate Peace

by John Knowles

Gene Forrester reflects back to his experience fifteen years ago when he and Phineas, his best friend, were roommates in boarding school as World War II exploded. Best friends and yet rivals, the outcome is a crippling fall suffered by Finny - a fall for which Gene continues to blame himself in a self-punishment that can only lead to tragedy.

A Separate Peace

by John Knowles

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war.Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world. A bestseller for more than thirty years, A Separate Peace is John Knowles's crowning achievement and an undisputed American classic.

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