A new edition of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 has been published to coincide with Channel 4's TV adaptation, starring George Clooney.
The novel, set in the closing months of World War II, follows Yossarian - a soldier who has, at this point, never been closer to death. Stationed in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, each flight mission introduces him to thousands of people determined to kill him.
But the enemy above is not Yossarian’s problem – it is his own army intent on keeping him airborne, and the maddening ‘Catch-22’ that allows for no possibility of escape.
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