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Beast

Beast

Last 2 in stock
ISBN
9780571322084
Published
06/07/2017
9780571322084
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
176

About the Book

What kind of man am I? I wonder what I think about that now that I have spent a year here, watching the layers peel off, stripping myself back . . .

Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man living alone on a west-country moor. What he has left behind we don’t quite know; what he faces is a battle with himself, the elements and with the animal he begins to see in the margins of his vision. A creature that will become an obsession . . .

What kind of man am I? I wonder what I think about that now that I have spent a year here, watching the layers peel off, stripping myself back . . .Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man living alone on a west-country moor. What he has left behind we don’t quite know; what he faces is a battle with himself, the elements and with the animal he begins to see in the margins of his vision. A creature that will become an obsession . . .
  • 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.
“To read Beast is a joy. The more of Kingsnorth’s intensity you survive, the more you can manage: in the end, your gaze has become as minutely focused as his hermit’s. You feel alive.”
- Guardian
“Like Robert Macfarlane re-written by Cormac McCarthy.”
- Telegraph

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