The Wilderness

The Wilderness

Paperback (06 Apr 2010)

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Synopsis

An Orange Prize Finalist
A Man Booker Prize Nominee
Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask Prize
A Guardian First Book Award Nominee

Jake is in the tailspin of old age. His wife has passed away, his son is in prison, and now he is about to lose his past to Alzheimer's. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake's memories become increasingly unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can't he shake the memory of a yellow dress and one lonely, echoing gunshot?
 
Like Marilynne Robinson's Gilead, The Wilderness holds us in its grip from the first sentence to the last with the sheer beauty of its language and its ruminations on love and loss.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307454775
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Anchor Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 259g
Height: 203mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 20mm