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Paul Watkins

Archangel by Paul Watkins takes place on a mid-winter night and a dark forest as Jonah Mackenzie – pinned under a fallen tree – faces no choice but to hack off his leg with a chainsaw so he can crawl to safety . . .

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Alone on a mid-winter night in the forests of North America, Jonah Mackenzie is pinned by a falling tree while cutting down wood for his fire and is forced to hack off his leg with a chainsaw so he can crawl to safety. But at the height of his subsequent war against the wilderness he finds that someone is systematically destroying him, until his own life is hanging by a thread. Mackenzie is forced to confront the excesses of his private war and compromise every ideal by which he has lived and fought.


Paul Watkins was born in 1964. He is the son of Welsh parents and was educated at the Dragon School, at Eton and at Yale. His novels include Night Over Day Over Night, Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn, In the Blue Light of African Dreams, The Promise of Night, Archangel, The Story of My Disappearance and The Forger. He…

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