Fallen Land (Hardback)
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Fallen Land (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 01/05/2013
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Poplar Farm has been in Louise's family for generations, inherited by her sharecropping forebear from a white landowner after a lynching. Now, the farm has been carved up, the trees torn down; a mini-massacre replicating the destruction of lives and societies taking place all over America.

Architect of this destruction is Paul Krovik, a property developer soon driven insane by the failure of his dream. Julia and Nathaniel arrive from Boston with their son, Copley, and buy up Paul's signature home in a foreclosure sale. They move into the half-finished subdivision and settle in to their brave new world. Yet violence lies just beneath the surface of this land, and simmers deep within Nathaniel. The great trees bear witness, Louise lives on in her beleaguered farmhouse, and as reality shifts, and the edges of what is right and wrong blur and are lost, Copley becomes convinced that someone is living in the house with them.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857898777
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 609 g
Dimensions: 218 x 157 x 37 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A gripping thriller and a superb portrayal of how ordinary men can veer into madness, but its real power lies in its recognition of the tragic failure of an American dream -- John Burnside * Guardian *
Thrillingly tense and atmospheric... Comparisons to Nathaniel Hawthorne would not be extravagant * Financial Times *
Gripping... As the tension builds to the denouement, the reader wonders whether hope and justice will triumph over a power devoid of ethics. A fine book * Independent on Sunday *
Gripping... Fallen Land impressively examines how thoroughly the American dream has turned into the American nightmare * Sunday Times *

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