Pew (Hardback)
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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 14/05/2020
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Waterstones Says

Pew is an engrossing, fearlessly astute story about community and fear, revolving around a silent stranger found sleeping in the church of a small American town. 

Shortlisted for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2021

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

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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

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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

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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

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