Paul Kingsnorth
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ISBN 9780571322077 Format Hardback
Published 07/07/2016 Length 176 pages

About Book

The stunning new novel from the prize-winning author of The Wake.

'Come to a place like this . . . and you will understand soon enough that this world is a great animal, alive and breathing.'

Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man alone on a west-country moor. What he has left behind we don't yet know; what he faces is an existential battle with himself, the elements and with something he begins to see in the margins of his vision: some creature that is tracking him, the pursuit of which will become an obsession.

This is a vivid exploration of isolation, courage and the search for truth. Short, shocking and exhilarating, it confirms Paul Kingsnorth as one of our most daring and rewarding contemporary writers.

  • About Paul Kingsnorth

    Paul Kingsnorth’s debut novel The Wake won the 2014 Gordon Burn Prize, was longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize, the Folio Prize and the Desmond Elliot Prize, and was shortlisted for the Goldsmith’s Prize. His second novel, Beast, was published by Faber and Faber in 2016. He is also the author of two non-fiction books, One No, Many Yeses and Real England, and a poetry collection, Kidland. He is co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, a global network of writers, artists and thinkers in search of new stories for a world on the brink. Paul mentors fiction writers and teaches with Arvon and Schumacher College.
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