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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape (13 August 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224088874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224088879
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3 x 22.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars80 customer ratings

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Just sometimes, a book is so complete, so compelling and potent, that you are fearful of breaking its hold. This is one: a novel about (as its title might suggest) devastating damage and the humanity that, almost unfathomably, remains...with awesome skill and whiplash wit, Evie Wyld knits together past and present, with tension building all the time. In Peter Carey and Tim Winton, Australia has produced two if the finest storytellers working today. On this evidence, Wyld can match them both (Stephanie Cross Daily Mail)

Ravishingly atmospheric and wisely compassionate, this somber, ambitious first novel attempts to net more sorrows, secrets, and horrors than it can hold, but there's no doubt that Wyld is a writer of immense abilities and depth (Booklist)

At times startling, Wyld's book is ruminative and dramatic, with deep reserves of empathy colored by masculine rage and repression (Publisher's Weekly)

A terrifically self-assured debut. (Guardian)

Wyld has a feel both for beauty and for the ugliness of inherited pain. (New Yorker)

About the Author

Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and London. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at Goldsmiths University. Her stories have been published in Goldfish: An Anthology of Writing from Goldsmith, the National Maritime Museum anthology Sea Stories and in the 3:AM Magazine anthology, London, New York, Paris. She lives in London.

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