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Myers, Benjamin: The Offing

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
'What a radical thing, these days, to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness ... Gorgeous' Max Porter, author of Lanny A Times Book of the Year An i Book of the Year A Reading Agency Book of the Year A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick A BBC Radio 4 'Book at Bedtime' An Observer Pick for 2019 One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham village. Sixteen and the son of a coal miner, he makes his way across the northern countryside until he reaches the former smuggling village of Robin Hood's Bay. There he meets Dulcie, an eccentric, worldly, older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage facing out to sea. Staying with Dulcie, Robert's life opens into one of rich food, sea-swimming, sunburn and poetry. The two come from different worlds, yet as the summer months pass, they form an unlikely friendship that will profoundly alter their futures.A tight, lyrical and almost painfully truthful novel shot through with melancholy, desire and a fierce longing for the countryside . It confirms Myers' place as one of the best writers of nature at work today
Autor Myers, Benjamin
Verlag Bloomsbury
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Seitenangabe 272 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B13.0 cm x D2.0 cm 190 g
Coverlag Bloomsbury Publishing (Imprint/Brand)
'What a radical thing, these days, to have written a book so full of warmth and kindness ... Gorgeous' Max Porter, author of Lanny A Times Book of the Year An i Book of the Year A Reading Agency Book of the Year A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick A BBC Radio 4 'Book at Bedtime' An Observer Pick for 2019 One summer following the Second World War, Robert Appleyard sets out on foot from his Durham village. Sixteen and the son of a coal miner, he makes his way across the northern countryside until he reaches the former smuggling village of Robin Hood's Bay. There he meets Dulcie, an eccentric, worldly, older woman who lives in a ramshackle cottage facing out to sea. Staying with Dulcie, Robert's life opens into one of rich food, sea-swimming, sunburn and poetry. The two come from different worlds, yet as the summer months pass, they form an unlikely friendship that will profoundly alter their futures.A tight, lyrical and almost painfully truthful novel shot through with melancholy, desire and a fierce longing for the countryside . It confirms Myers' place as one of the best writers of nature at work today
Fr. 18.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-5266-1130-7
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in 24 Stunden

Über den Autor Myers, Benjamin

Benjamin Myers was born in Durham in 1976. His novel The Gallows Pole received a Roger Deakin Award and won the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. Beastings won the Portico Prize for Literature and Pig Iron won the Gordon Burn Prize, while Richard was a Sunday Times Book of the Year. He has also published poetry, crime novels and short fiction, while his journalism has appeared in publications including, among others, the Guardian, New Statesman, Caught by the River and New Scientist. He lives in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. benmyers.com / @BenMyers1

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