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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 13/08/2019
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Obreht’s first novel since 2011’s Orange Prize-winning The Tiger’s Wife is a rapturous reimagining of the American West. Invoking the superstitions of a bygone age and melding them to a rich study of character and place, Inland is a mighty piece of work that even manages to surpass her stellar debut.

A MAN SEARCHING FOR A HOME HE CAN'T FIND. 

A WOMAN BOUND TO A HOME SHE CAN'T LEAVE.

Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life - her husband who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits.

Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.

Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Tea Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely - and unforgettably - her own.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297867067
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 44 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn - a rebuke to isolationist US policies written with panache and heart' - The Observer

'There are no stereotypes in this western, only ferociously adroit writing that honours the true strangeness of reality in its search for the meaning of home.' - The Guardian

'A free-ranging tale of an American frontierswoman, that should have been on the Booker longlist.' - The Sunday Times

'In addition to infectious storytelling and split, double narrative, is the strong sense of superstition which pervades her earlier fiction; a form of magic realism is at work here, which does not detract from the truths about the nature of survival.' - The Financial Times

'Obreht is alive to the sharp, enduring pain of grief and how it alters even the most mundane aspects of life — and she convincingly conjures the jagged anxiety of clinging on to life and livelihood in the face of terrible odds.' – The Times

'A tremendously talented writer.' - Ann Patchett

'The most thrilling discovery in years.' - Colum McCann 

'This is a novel not to gulp down, but to savour; as Obreht fleshes out every possible detail in language and tastes both of the soil and the skies…Saturated with magic and myth, this ambitious novel is a modern masterpiece culminating in an unforgettable ending' - The Sunday Express

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“A Western unlike anything you’ve read before....”

The author of ‘The Tiger’s Wife’ returns with an equally wonderful story about grit & determination set in the remarkable but unforgiving land of the Wild West.

Tea Obreht is one of this generation’s most... More

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“A literary Western with a difference”

My thanks to the Orion Publishing Group/Weidenfeld & Nicolson for an eARC via NetGalley of Téa Obreht’s ‘Inland’ in exchange for an honest review.

I adored her 2011 debut novel, ‘The Tiger’s Wife’ and was... More

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