Haweswater (P.S.)

Hall, Sarah

9780060817251

ISBN 10: 0060817259 / 0-06-081725-9
ISBN 13: 9780060817251
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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It is 1936 in a remote dale in the old, northern county of Westmorland. For centuries the rural community has remained the same, the Lightburn family have been immersed in the harsh hill-farming tradition. Then a man from the city of Manchester arrives, spokesman for a vast industrial project that will devastate both the landscape and the local community. Mardale will be flooded to create a new reservoir, supplying water to the Midland cities. In the coming year this corner of Lakeland will be evacuated and transformed.

Jack Liggett, the Waterworks' representative, further compounds the problems faced by the village as he begins a troubled affair with Janet Lightburn. A woman of force and strength of mind, her natural orthodoxy deeply influences him. Finally, in tragic circumstances, a remarkable, desperate act on Janet's part attempts to restore the valley to its former state.

Told in luminous prose with an intuitive sense for period and place, Haweswater remembers a rural England that has been disappearing for decades, and introduces a young storyteller of great imaginative and emotional power.

'First impression: here is a new writer of show-stopping genius; everyone should buy this novel . . . I stand by my original impressions. Go forth and buy; prepare to weep.' Guardian

World rights for Haweswater are controlled by Faber. Polish rights have been sold to Wydawnictwo Literackie.


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'First impression: here is a new writer of show-stopping genius; everyone should buy this novel... I stand by my original impressions. Go forth and buy; prepare to weep'. Helen Falconer, Guardian 'A strikingly original first novel, full not just of fury but also of the most sensitive compassion for the people and the place, and an understanding of both which is rare.' Margaret Forster 'One of the most impressive debuts I have read.' The Times

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