In second-century Britain, Macey and a gang of fellow deserters from the Roman army hunt and are hunted by deadly local tribes. Fifteen centuries later, during the English Civil War, Thomas Rowley hides from the ruthless troops who have encircled his village. And in contemporary Britain, Tom, a precocious, love-struck, mentally unstable teenager, struggles to cope with the imminent departure for London of his girlfriend, Jan.
Three separate stories, three utterly different lives, distant in time and yet strangely linked to a single place, the mysterious, looming outcrop known as Mow Cop, and a single object, the blunt head of a stone axe: all these come together in Alan Garner’s extraordinary Red Shift, a pyrotechnical and deeply moving elaboration on themes of chance and fate, time and eternity, visionary awakening and destructive madness.
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“A magnificently multilayered novel… and a superbly exciting piece of literature.”
“…A work of poetic imagination that will keep any adult mind at full stretch.”
“A bitter, complex, brilliant book.”
Ursula Le Guin
Under Orion's stars, bluesilver visions torment Macey, Thomas and Tom as they struggle with age-old forces. Distanced from each other in time and isolated from those they live among, they are yet inextricably bound together by the sacred power of the moon's axe, each seeking his own refuge at Mow Cop.
Can those they love so intensely keep them clinging to reality? Or is the future eternally destined to reflect the past?
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Book Description Lions, Uk, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. with some shelf wear, some wear to edges and corners, minor scuffing to spine, some minor cover creasing, a good clean tight copy. a contempory disenchanted Romeo and Juliet story, Jan and Tom are the lovers, with time shifting frequently all around the same hill in Cheshire. Bookseller Inventory # 612354
Book Description Lions, Uk, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. with some minor shelf wear, some minor wear to edges and corners, a very good tight clean copy. lovers Jan and Tomsuffer time shifts that plunge them into Roman Britain, Civil War - but all in their area of Cheshire. a great teenage book. Bookseller Inventory # 613902