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Beast

Beast

Last 5 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 and the Bookseller Book of the Year Award, as well as being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Folio Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. Beast, the second book in his Buckmaster Trilogy, was shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award 2017. He is also the author of the non-fiction books One No, Many YesesReal EnglandConfessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Savage Gods, as well as two poetry collections, Kidland and Songs from the Blue River. Kingsnorth is the co-founder of The Dark Mountain Project.

    Photo credit: Claire McNamee

“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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