An Island (Paperback)
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An Island (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 12/11/2020
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Intense, sparing and utterly gripping, Karen Jennings' story of a isolated lighthouse keeper living on an island off the African coast whose solitude is shattered by the arrival of a stranger on his shores is a masterclass exploration of a world at sea.

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.

A young refugee washes up unconscious on the beach of a small island inhabited by no one but Samuel, an old lighthouse keeper. Unsettled, Samuel is soon swept up in memories of his former life on the mainland: a life that saw his country suffer, then fight for independence, only to fall to a cruel dictator; he recalls his own part in its history.

Publisher: Holland House Books
ISBN: 9781910688922
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE

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“Booker Longlist 2021”

This book would never have come to my attention if it hadn't been longlisted for the Booker prize this year.
Having now read it, I very much hope it will also be shortlisted and that many more people will... More

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“A story like no other”

When the Booker longlist comes out, I tend to read the short summaries you get and then choose the ones that speak to me for some reason. An Island was one of two I bought this year, A Town Called Solace being the... More

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“Fascinating and Moving Read”

I, like many others no doubt, bought 'An Island' by Karen Jennings (Holland House, 2019) based on the longlisting for the Booker Prize. I'm so glad I did.

Samuel's quiet life is thrown upside... More

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