Harvest (Hardback)Georgina Harding (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Harding's cycle of books stand as a masterly achievement, illuminating with wisdom and compassion the darkest corners of the human heart * Guardian *
Harding achieves a weighty sense of silence and things not said in this unsettling book about the aftershocks of trauma and the burdens of bearing witness * The Times *
Harding moves fluently between each character ... The payoff is devastating * Daily Mail *
So deeply engaging, so threatening, so mild, so controlled - at every stage it seems as if desperate damage is about to be done, and then bit by excruciating bit you realise it was done long, long ago, and nobody you're looking at now can do anything about it. What a writer! -- Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
Harvest is an old-fashioned novel in the best possible sense ... The rewards are many. The heartbeat of the book continues to echo long after the last page has been turned' * Times Literary Supplement *
Taut and unsettling, this fine meditation on war's long reach follows on from Land Of The Living but more than satisfies as a stand-alone * Mail on Sunday *
An absolutely exceptional novel ... She has a deeply humane and developed sense of what it means to be a woman, and also what it means to belong -- Clover Stroud
Staggering ... An unparalleled masterpiece * Lunate.co.uk *
Praise for Land of the Living: 'Vivid, illuminating and unbearably tense ... A masterly meditation on trauma, on beauty, on the idea of home and the limits of love * Guardian *
Georgina Harding's beautiful novels tell of wars, and troubled homecomings as traumatised fighting men try to re-enter interrupted marriages and homes grown strange ... Land of the Living is as wise and haunting as its predecessors * New Statesman, Books of the Year *
A quietly powerful novel * Observer *
Audacious and moving ... Masterly * Sunday Times *
Remarkable and rare * Daily Mail *
Tremendously imaginative, really compassionate ... Manages to make them almost tangibly real, really immersive * BBC Radio 4 Open Book *
Written with an admirable precision, and the dark of the narrative has to be teased out ... It is a novel of ideas, for it invites you to think of questions of responsibility, exploitation, cruelty, brutality ... One of those rare novels which has you thinking, when you reach the end, that there is much you have passed over which demands a second reading to be fully felt and understood -- Allan Massie * Scotsman *
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