Robard Hewes has driven across the country in search of a woman named Buena who, twelve years ago, infused him with a feeling that has now turned into obsession. Sam Newel has travelled from Chicago seeking the missing piece of himself. They both find themselves on an uncharted hunting island in the Mississippi owned by an old man named Lamb. When these men converge on this strange land, each discovers the thing he's looking for yet triggers a conflagration of inevitable violence in this tense and brutal yet moving tale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: New edition
'This is quality writing in the highest American tradition of Faulkner, Hemingway and Steinbeck ... The dialogue is immaculate. The story-telling and plotting are confident and rich in texture. Above all, the sense of atmosphere, mood, time and place has a resonance that sings in the head and stimulates every sense' The Times 'A modern book of great power. Ford writes with a stark brilliance that imprints descriptions of the land and people deeply into one's consciousness' Daily Telegraph 'A tour de force' Daily Telegraph 'Its power is mysterious and unmistakable ... extraordinary' Newsweek