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The Western Wind

The Western Wind (Hardback)

By Harvey, Samantha

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An extraordinary new novel by Samantha Harvey--whose books have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, the Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize), and the Guardian First Book Award--The Western Wind is a riveting story of faith, guilt, and the freedom of confessi...on. It's 1491. In the small village of Oakham, its wealthiest and most industrious resident, Tom Newman, is swept away by the river during the early hours of Shrove Saturday. Was it murder, suicide, or an accident? Narrated from the perspective of local priest John Reve--patient shepherd to his wayward flock--a shadowy portrait of the community comes to light through its residents' tortured revelations. As some of their darkest secrets are revealed, the intrigue of the unexplained death ripples through the congregation. But will Reve, a man with secrets of his own, discover what happened to Newman? And what will happen if he can't? Written with timeless eloquence, steeped in the spiritual traditions of the Middle Ages, and brimming with propulsive suspense, The Western Wind finds Samantha Harvey at the pinnacle of her outstanding novelistic power.
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ISBN 9780802128287
Released NZ 13 Nov 2018
Publisher Black Cat
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780802128287
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Black Cat
Imprint Black Cat
Released 13 Nov 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Harvey, Samantha
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, Historical fiction, Murder - Investigation, Secrecy, England - Social life and customs - 16th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade