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Into the Trees

Robert Williams

Into the Trees, from prize-winning author Robert Williams.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571308187
Date Published
04.09.2014
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Summary

Harriet Norton won’t stop crying. Her parents, Ann and Thomas, are being driven close to insanity and only one thing will help. Mysteriously, their infant daughter will only calm when she’s under the ancient trees of Bleasdale forest.
The Nortons sell their town-house and set up home in an isolated barn. Secluded deep in the forest, they are finally approaching peace – until one night a group of men comes through the trees, ready to upend their lives and threaten everything they’ve built.

Into the Trees is the story of four dispossessed people, drawn to the forest in search of something they lack and finding their lives intertwining in ways they could never have imagined. In hugely evocative and lyrical writing, Robert Williams lays bare their emotional lives, set against the intense and mysterious backdrop of the forest. Compelling and haunting, Into the Trees is a magisterial novel.

Critic Reviews

Williams is a master at writing about sensational subjects with an uneasy, queasy understatement.

Metro
Critic Reviews

A warm, dead-to-rights understanding of the human heart, expressed in prose as clear as a glass of water.

Francis Spufford
Critic Reviews

A gifted writer

Shena Mackay
RobertWilliams

Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire and currently lives in Manchester. His first novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask Award, was translated into six languages and called ‘a hugely impressive debut’ in the Daily Telegraph. His second novel, How the Trouble Started, was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Fiction. He has worked in a secondary school…

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