Pew (Hardback)
  • Pew (Hardback)
zoom

Pew (Hardback)

(author)
8 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 14/05/2020
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 5 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

Pew is a captivating, fearlessly astute story about community and fear, revolving around a silent stranger found sleeping in the church of a small American town. Exploring how the outsider’s unbreakable silence for the locals quickly becomes a mirror of their own internment in rules and rituals, Pew is an astounding exploration of the frailty of freedom and trust.

One Sunday morning, a mysterious silent figure is found sleeping in a church in an unnamed American town. The congregants call this amnesiac 'Pew' and seek to uncover who they are: their age; their gender, their race, their intentions.

Are they an orphan, or something worse? What terrible trouble is Pew running from? And why won't they speak?

Unable to agree on how to treat a person they cannot categorize - whether to adopt or imprison, help or harm them - this small town is quickly undone by Pew's terrifying silence. What remains is a foreboding, provocative, and amorphous fable about the world today: our borders and our boundaries, our fears and our woes.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783785179
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘For those who understandably just want to know whether to buy the bloody book, let’s front-load this assessment. Pew, Lacey’s fourth novel is splendid - beautifully written and pleasingly concise, with an eerie atmosphere somehow perfect for times in which, as one character remarks, “everything is just so strange lately”.’ - Lionel Shriver, The Financial Times

'I consumed it. It is the electric charge we need' - Daisy Johnson

You may also be interested in...

The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£14.99   £10.99
Hardback
Moonflower Murders
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Killings at Kingfisher Hill
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Shuggie Bain
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
The Dirty South
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Mirror & the Light
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
Still Life
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Summer
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Love in Colour
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Governess
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Eight Detectives
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Sisters
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Midnight Library
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Darkest Evening
Added to basket
£18.99
Hardback
Call of the Raven
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Who They Was
Added to basket
£14.99   £7.49
Hardback
The Bookseller's Tale
Added to basket
£16.99   £8.49
Hardback
Amalia Gkavea

“Needless to say, this novel made me furious. Needless to say, every reader should choose Pew as their next read.”

''These people go out into the street, and walk down the street alone. They keep walking, and walk straight out of the city of Omelas, through the beautiful gates. They keep walking across the farmlands of... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 10
Amalia Gkavea

“Lacey creates a modern classic. Classics mirror our societies' wrongdoings and Lacey excels.”

''These people go out into the street, and walk down the street alone. They keep walking, and walk straight out of the city of Omelas, through the beautiful gates. They keep walking across the farmlands of... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 7
Bookishly Bespectacled

“A thought-provoking consideration of identity”

This is a really intriguing read that manages to seem both timeless and timely in its parallels to contemporary western culture. Pew, named after the place they were found, is our virtually mute protagonist, of... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 4

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.