West by Carys Davies

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Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2019 When Cy Bellman American settler and widowed father of Bess reads in the newspaper that huge ancient bones have been discovered in a Kentucky swamp he leaves his small Pennsylvania farm and young daughter to find out if the rumours are true: that the giant monsters are still alive and roam the uncharted wilderness beyond the Mississippi River. West is the story of Bellman’s journey and of Bess waiting at home for her father to return. Written with compassionate tenderness and magical thinking it explores the courage of conviction the transformative power of grief the desire for knowledge and the pull of home from an exceptionally talented and original British writer. It is a radiant and timeless epic-in-miniature an eerie electric monument to possibility.

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Weight 119 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 9 mm
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