Description - The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey
An Orange Prize FinalistA Man Booker Prize Nominee Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask PrizeA Guardian First Book Award Nominee Jake is in the tailspin of old age. His wife has passed away, his son is in prison, and now he is about to lose his past to Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake's memories become increasingly unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can't he shake the memory of a yellow dress and one lonely, echoing gunshot? Like Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead, The Wilderness "holds us in its grip from the first sentence to the last""with the sheer beauty of its language and its ruminations on love and loss.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 141mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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Author Biography - Samantha Harvey
Born in Kent, England, in 1975, Samantha Harvey has an M.A. in philosophy and an M.A., with distinction, from the Bath Spa Creative Writing course in 2005. In addition to writing, she has traveled extensively and taught in Japan and lived in Ireland and New Zealand. She recently cofounded an environmental charity. She lives in Bath, England.