Haweswater by Sarah Hall has an intuitive sense for period and place; told in luminous prose, Haweswater remembers a rural England that has been lost for many decades.
The prizewinning debut from Britain's most exciting contemporary novelist.
In a remote dale in a northern English county, a centuries-old rural community has survived into the mid-1930s almost unchanged. But then Jack Liggett drives in from the city, the spokesman for a Manchester waterworks company with designs on the landscape for a vast new reservoir. The dale must be evacuated, flooded, devastated; its water pumped to the Midlands and its community left in ruins.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2016
- 129 x 198mm