Jon McGregor - Reservoir 13 (2nd Hand Paperback)
Winner Costa Book Awards 2017.
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2018.
Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.
Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home.
Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.
As the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. Bats hang in the eaves of the church and herons stand sentry in the river; fieldfares flock in the hawthorn trees and badgers and foxes prowl deep in the woods - mating and fighting, hunting and dying.
An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger's tragedy refuse to subside.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2017 (This Edition 2018 - 4th Estate)
- ISBN : 9780008204891
- SKU : B002566
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Making clarity gleam with poetry, McGregor again highlights the remarkable in the everyday' - Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times.
'McGregor slowly builds a compelling picture of a rural community' - The Observer.
'A novel of quiet, marvellous ambition' - The Daily Telegraph.
'Award-winning Jon McGregor defies expectations with this superbly crafted and mesmerizingly atmospheric portrait of an unnamed Yorkshire village . . . Unsentimental and occasionally very funny, this is a haunting, beautiful book' - The Daily Mail.
'So beautifully written' - The Mail on Sunday.
'A triumph' - The Telegraph.
Jon McGregor is a British novelist and short story writer. In 2002, his first novel was longlisted for the Booker Prize, making him the youngest ever contender. His second and fourth novels were longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2006 and 2017 respectively.
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