The Wild Silence (Paperback)
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Published: 27/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

Continuing the inspirational story of The Salt Path, Winn's tender sequel recounts what happened when her and Moth's odyssey came to an end.

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021

Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book.

This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life after a period of homelessness.

Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything.

This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241401477
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Heartening and comforting . . . The nature writing is beautiful and it is a thrill to read. You feel the world is a better place because Raynor and Moth are in it - The Times

Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful and touching account of her life before and after The Salt Path, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity - Stephen Moss, author and naturalist

A beautiful, luminous and magical piece of writing - Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Written in wise, unflinching, exquisite prose, this is a different kind of journey - into the past, into grief and also into Winn's search for connection. A spiritual journey instead of a physical one, and, for me at least, an even richer one - Rachel Joyce, author of Miss Benson's Beetle

Deeply personal and spiritual in its exploration of the healing qualities of nature . . . Winn's writing transforms her surroundings and her spirits, her joy coming across clearly in her shimmering prose - i

In this unflinching sequel to The Salt Path, nature provides solace against forebodings of mortality . . . there is a luminous conviction to the prose - Observer

To follow Raynor Winn on her songline back to Cornwall is to know how it feels to walk yourself into the land you love and find peace at the end of the journey - Brian Jackman, travel journalist for The Sunday Times

An uplifting, illuminating read - Daily Mirror

Winn's soul-baring honesty and beautifully remembered, touching conversations will take your breath away - BBC Countryfile

Notions of home are poignantly explored . . . Her evocations of weather, landscape, the sea and her love for her partner, Moth, who has an incurable neurodegenerative condition, are wonderful - Guardian

Full of descriptions of dramatic landscapes that make the reader long for the great outdoors . . . an uplifting and illuminating book - Sunday Express

Heart-rending. A love letter to the natural world in all its wondrous glory . . . spellbinding - Herald

Explores the challenge of returning to mainstream life after homelessness - Daily Express, 2020 Hot Reads

The Wild Silence confirms Raynor as a natural and extremely talented writer with an incredible way with words. This book gives us all what we wanted to know at the end of The Salt Path which is what happened next. So moving, it made me cry . . . repeatedly - Sophie Raworth

This book promises to take you away with the same amazing descriptive and emotive writing found in The Salt Path - David Atherton, Great British Bake Off Winner 2019, Waitrose Weekend

Profoundly moving and emotionally transcendent reading - The List

Unflinching . . . Another beautifully poignant read about triumph over adversity, and adjusting to life after immense change - The List

Intimate in feel and ambitious in scope . . . Throughout it all [Winn] retains her faith in the importance of having an almost visceral connection to the land - Observer

This sequel sees the pair trying unsatisfactorily to readjust to normal life before finding ways to reharness nature's healing power - Telegraph

Moving. A must-read for anyone inspired by The Salt Path . . . another thoughtful memoir - Good Housekeeping

The quality of Winn's writing draws us through the story with the same emotional honesty, lyricism and warmth that epitomises The Salt Path - Resurgence & Ecologist

A poignant and passionate, grounded yet uplifting journey of discovery in which we learn what can be found after all seems lost, The Wild Silence is a testament to the transformative power of nature and the fresh hope it nurtures within ourselves - Steven McKenzie, editor of The Big Issue

Picks up the story where Winn's astonishing The Salt Path left off - The New European

Wise, unflinching, exquisite prose - Rachel Joyce

Luminous and touching - Foyles

Raynor Winn's story has become the stuff of legend - Cornwall Life

Writing with such honesty is a trademark of [Winn's] style - The Marshwood Vale Magazine

'9 new books to read this September' - SheerLuxe

Powerful - Writers Forum

Beautiful - Herald

'Country Life Book of the Week' - Country Life

Down to earth yet astonishing . . . touching - This England

So beautifully told - i

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“A chance. A hope. A breath”

Raynor Winn wrote, "A chance. A hope. A breath." (p.243).
This is the underlying story of Ray and Moth to the reader- to take a chance, to have hope and to breathe the fresh air.
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