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The Wilderness By Samantha Harvey

The Wilderness
by Samantha Harvey

It's Jake's birthday. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison and he is about to lose his past.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. And why exactly is his son in prison?From the first sentence to the last, The Wilderness holds us in its grip.
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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.

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Sku
GOR001608498
Title
The Wilderness
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
336
ISBN 10
0099526530
ISBN 13
9780099526537
Prizes
Winner of Betty Trask Award 2009 Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2009 Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 2009
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