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The Anthill

The Anthill

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571331468
Published
06/05/2021
9780571331468
Format
Hardback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
320

About the Book

'A brilliant, feverishly imaginative novel.' Sharlene Teo
'Seriously impressive.' Claire Adam
'A vibrantly intelligent work.' Sergio de la Pava
'Superb.' Kelly Link

Lina returns to Colombia after twenty years away. Sent to England after her mother's death when she was eight, she's searching for the person who can tell her what's happened in the time that has passed. Matty Lina's childhood confidant, her best friend – now runs a refuge called The Anthill for the street kids of Medellín. But her long-anticipated reunion with him is struck by tension. Memory is fallible, and Linda discovers that everyone has a version of the past that is very, very different.

'International in scope, profoundly human in its concerns, it feels like just the kind of novel we need in unsettling times.'
Laird Hunt

'A brilliant, feverishly imaginative novel.' Sharlene Teo'Seriously impressive.' Claire Adam'A vibrantly intelligent work.' Sergio de la Pava'Superb.' Kelly LinkLina returns to Colombia after twenty years away. Sent to England after her mother's death when she was eight, she's searching for the person who can tell her what's happened in the time that has passed. Matty – Lina's childhood confidant, her best friend – now runs a refuge called The Anthill for the street kids of Medellín. But her long-anticipated reunion with him is struck by tension. Memory is fallible, and Linda discovers that everyone has a version of the past that is very, very different.'International in scope, profoundly human in its concerns, it feels like just the kind of novel we need in unsettling times.'Laird Hunt
“The Anthill foxes the boundaries between the political and personal in startling and tender ways. It’s a novel that laughs through a mouthful of blood, which scares and touches, dazzles and compels. Julianne Pachico is a truly gifted and distinctive storyteller who takes the reader from the haunting wilderness of childhood through to the stranded, guilt-wracked tumult of the present. Brilliant and feverishly imaginative, The Anthill is a must-read for anyone who has ever missed someone or felt out of place. (Anyone with a heart, basically.)”
- Sharlene Teo, author of PONTI
“The Anthill is by turns profound and freewheeling, powerful and funny. Like a surreal, contorted game of hide and seek, with darkness at its centre, Julianne Pachico’s novel is seriously impressive.”
- Claire Adam, author of GOLDEN CHILD

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