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Hunt, trek, and feast among Neanderthals in this stunning novel by the radical Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies.
This was a different voice; not the voice of the people. It was the voice of other.
When spring comes, the people leave their winter cave, foraging for honey, grubs, and the hot richness of a deer’s brain. They awaken the fire to heat their naked bodies, lay down their thorn bushes, and share pictures in their minds. But strange things are happening: inexplicable scents and sounds. Unimaginable beasts are half-glimpsed in the forest; upright creatures of bone-faces and deerskins. What the people don’t know is that their day is already over …
‘Extraordinary … Genius … Remarkable in the literature of the twentieth century.’ Ben Okri
‘A stun gun to read … Truly a masterpiece.’ Monique Roffey
‘An earthquake in the petrified forests of the English novel.’ Arthur Koestler
‘An astonishing, underrated novel.’ Robert MacFarlane
‘Beautiful, powerful … A visionary dream … Shakespearean.’ Ted Hughes
‘A master fabulist, and a brilliantly creative interpreter of remote history … An iconoclast.’ John Fowles
‘A tour de force … Genius.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Alarming, eye-opening, desolating, mind-invading and unique.’ New Statesman
Extraordinary strokes of innovation ... Genius ... Remarkable in the literature of the twentieth century.
A stun gun to read ... Truly a masterpiece.
An earthquake in the petrified forests of the English novel.
Beautiful, powerful ... A visionary dream … Shakespearean.
A master fabulist, and a brilliantly creative interpreter of remote history ... An iconoclast.
An astonishing, underrated novel.
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