The Wilderness (Paperback)
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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 04/02/2010
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'A stunning composition of human fragility and intensity' - Guardian

It's Jake's birthday. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison and he is about to lose his past.

Jake has Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, the key events of his life shift, and what until recently seemed solid fact melts into surreal imaginings.

Is his daughter alive or long dead? And why exactly is his son in prison?

There was a cherry tree once, and a yellow dress, but what do they mean? Is there anything he'll be able to salvage from the wreckage?

From the first sentence to the last, The Wilderness holds us in its grip. This is writing of extraordinary power and beauty.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099526537
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Brave and intelligent...a mesmerising work - Independent

A stunning composition of human fragility and intensity - Guardian

An extraordinary dramatisation of a mind in the process of disintegration ... Brilliant - read it now, before it scoops up all the prizes - The Times

Touches a resounding chord of melancholy. The author, whose debut this is, is very talented - Evening Standard

This is a finely written ode to memory, identity and love - Financial Times

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“A bit depressing really.”

A story of a person suffering with alzheimers does't fill me with happiness and this was the case with The Wilderness. Samantha Harvey depicts the life of a sufferer of this disease with tremendous clarity and at... More

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“The Wilderness”

This beautifully written novel tells the story of Jake, an architect in his early sixties who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Because he can’t remember projects he’s working on he has to retire from work. Most of... More

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“Sad but compulsive”

The Wilderness is a story about Jake Jameson, a widower grasping for memories while sinking into the despairing and devastating condition, Alzheimer's Disease. However, instead of an external study of the... More

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