Neverhome (Paperback)
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Neverhome (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/02/2016
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I was strong and he was not so it was me went to war to defend the Republic. I stepped across the border out of Indiana into Ohio. Twenty dollars, two salt-pork sandwiches, and I took jerky, biscuits, six old apples, fresh underthings and a blanket too. There was a conflagration to come; I wanted to lend it my spark. Meet Gallant Ash: hero, folk legend and master of war. Ash is a leader of men and a brutal and fearless soldier. Will look you dead in the eye and kill for no reason. But Ash has a secret. Gallant Ash is a woman. This is her story.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099592921
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 185 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A brilliant and breathtaking blaze of a novel" -- Clare Clark * Guardian *
"A spare, beautiful novel, so deeply about America and the language of America that its sentences seem to rise up from the earth itself. Laird Hunt had me under his spell from the first word of Neverhome to the last. Magnificent" -- Paul Auster
"Neverhome is a wondrous feat. Few novels written in English approach its linguistic verve" -- Eileen Battersby * Irish Times *
"The Civil War has given us so many great literary works that I couldn't have imagined a new fictional approach that was both stunningly original and yet utterly natural, even inevitable. But this is just what Laird Hunt brilliantly delivers in his new novel. The key is his central character: in her voice, her personality, her yearning, she deeply touches our shared and enduring humanity. Neverhome is masterful work by one of our finest writers" -- Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
"With nothing but the simple language of well-worn words, Mr Hunt has conjured up a wholly original heroine with an utterly fresh voice... A book that deserves a wider readership." * The Economist *

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