Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
  • Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
  • Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
  • Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
  • Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
  • Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)
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Birnam Wood signed edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 02/03/2023
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Waterstones Says

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries comes a dazzling psychological thriller about a guerrilla gardening group and their compromised existence working the land of an abandoned farm, rich in profound characterisation and prescient, thought-provoking themes.

Signed Waterstones Exclusive Edition with sprayed edges

A Standard Edition is available here

Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2023

Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2023

Birnam Wood is on the move...

Five years ago, Mira Bunting founded a guerrilla gardening group: Birnam Wood. An undeclared, unregulated, sometimes-criminal, sometimes-philanthropic gathering of friends, this activist collective plants crops wherever no one will notice, on the sides of roads, in forgotten parks, and neglected backyards. For years, the group has struggled to break even. Then Mira stumbles on an answer, a way to finally set the group up for the long term: a landslide has closed the Korowai Pass, cutting off the town of Thorndike.

Natural disaster has created an opportunity, a sizable farm seemingly abandoned. But Mira is not the only one interested in Thorndike. Robert Lemoine, the enigmatic American billionaire, has snatched it up to build his end-times bunker - or so he tells Mira when he catches her on the property. Intrigued by Mira, Birnam Wood, and their entrepreneurial spirit, he suggests they work this land. But can they trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust each other?

A gripping psychological thriller from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries, Birnam Wood is Shakespearean in its wit, drama and immersion in character. A brilliantly constructed consideration of intentions, actions, and consequences, it is an unflinching examination of the human impulse to ensure our own survival.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783789696
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 670 g


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Birnam Wood is terrific. As a multilayered, character-driven thriller, it's as good as it gets. Ruth Rendell would have loved it. A beautifully textured work-what a treat.' - Stephen King'Infinitely nuanced... If George Eliot had written a thriller, it might have been a bit like this' - Francis Spufford'Phenomenal, gripping and darkly funny, Birnam Wood has the sense of a literary writer setting herself free. It's fantastic. I loved it' - Jessie Burton'It's electric: a spectacular book. It has the pace and bite of a thriller, and an iron-willed morality. It feels like the product of astonishing skill... Breathtaking' - Katherine Rundell

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“Gripping, intelligent and disturbing”

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“New Zealand based eco thriller”

I was delighted to see that Eleanor Catton had written a new novel as I had thoroughly enjoyed her 2013 Booker winning The Luminaries. I visited New Zealand in 2018 and had appreciated seeing the locations of that... More

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“Eco-project in New Zealand becomes a mystery thriller”

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