Out in the Open

Out in the Open

1st paperback ed

Paperback (07 Apr 2016) | English

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Synopsis

'A...humane and very beautiful book'
Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

A young boy has fled his home. Crouched in his hiding place he hears the shouts of the men hunting him. When the search party has passed, what lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night he crosses paths with an old goatherd and from that moment nothing will ever be the same for either of them.

Out in the Open tells the story of a boy in a drought-stricken country ruled by violence. A closed world where names and dates don't matter, where morals have drained away with the water. In this landscape the boy, not yet a lost cause, has the chance to learn the painful basics of judgement, or to live out forever the violence with which he grew up.

Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2016

Book information

ISBN: 9780099582182
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 863.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 144g
Height: 130mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 14mm