Summerwater (Hardback)
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Summerwater (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 20/08/2020
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A profound novel from the author of the highly acclaimed Ghost Wall, Summerwater is a bittersweet portrait of modern Britain, presented through the microcosm of a drab Scottish cabin park. 

Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2021

From the acclaimed author of Ghost Wall, Summerwater is a devastating story told over twenty-four hours in the Scottish highlands, and a searing exploration of our capacity for both kinship and cruelty in these divided times.

On the longest day of the summer, twelve people sit cooped up with their families in a faded Scottish cabin park. The endless rain leaves them with little to do but watch the other residents.

A woman goes running up the Ben as if fleeing; a retired couple reminisce about neighbours long since moved on; a teenage boy braves the dark waters of the loch in his red kayak. Each person is wrapped in their own cares but increasingly alert to the makeshift community around them. One particular family, a mother and daughter without the right clothes or the right manners, starts to draw the attention of the others. Tensions rise and all watch on, unaware of the tragedy that lies ahead as night finally falls.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529035438
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 29 mm

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“The Staycation From Hell”

This is Sarah Moss' seventh novel and it is surprising to me how little she is known for such an accomplished writer.
Moss has an extraordinary talent for writing characters you feel you immediately and... More

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Amalia Gkavea

“This is one of the best literary offerings of the year.”

‘’Dawn. There’s no sunrise, no birdsong.
Light seeps over the water, through the branches. The sky is lying on the loch, filling the trees, heavy in the spaces between the pine needles, settling between blades of... More

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“Gorgeous”

Summerwater is a gorgeous, graceful collection of stories that make up a novel capturing life from all it’s different perspectives. Read it in one sitting and have considered the beautiful prose often since.

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