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A Place to Stop

A Place to Stop

In the idyllic little village of Champfleury in south-west France, a web of lives interconnect, ready to unravel at the first touch. Into this world comes a walker who speaks to no one and moves on, but the smallest of his actions changes everything, and for everyone in this smal... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781907773075
Barcode 9781907773075
Published 1 February 2012 by Salt Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wicks, Susan
Series Salt Modern Fiction

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ISBN-13 9781907773075
ISBN-10 190777307X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Salt Publishing
Imprint Salt Publishing
Publication Date 1 February 2012
International Publication Date 10 February 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wicks, Susan
Series Salt Modern Fiction
Category Modern Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress France, Southwest
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 228
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 336g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In an idyllic little village in south-west France, a web of lives interconnect, ready to unravel at the first touch. Alex is running from a teenage love-affair that went badly wrong at home in England. Julien, the retired village schoolmaster, is struggling with loneliness and insomnia. Pete has everything - a wife who loves him, a student son he's proud of, an existence of ease and freedom in his converted farmhouse - yet he's frightened of something. Magali wants so much more than the life her parents had. And Michel's angry with all of it all. And then through their world passes a walker, or a pilgrim, on the old Santiago de Compostela pilgrim path. He accidentally moves a brick a couple of metres and continues on his way. And by the time he has travelled a few more slow days towards Santiago, the lives of every inhabitant of this small community will be irrevocably changed.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review She is neither naive nor inexperienced, and yet her writing has a bloom on it. There's a fine surprise at the act of writing itself, and what it can accomplish.--Helen Dunmore TLS

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Author's Bio

Susan Wicks grew up in Kent, but has lived in France, Ireland and the US. She is the author of two previous novels, a short memoir, six collections of poetry and a book of stories. Cold Spring in Winter, her translation of the French poet Valerie Rouzeau, was shortlisted for Canada's international Griffin Prize and won the Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Literary Translation. Her most recent book, House of Tongues, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is married with two adult daughters.

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