Marshlands

Marshlands

"A first novel of considerable maturity: powerful, original, cunningly constructed, and timely." —Julian Barnes, author of The Sense of an Ending

After years alone in a cell, an aging prisoner is released without explanation, expelled into a great city now utterly unfamiliar to him. Broken by years of brutality at the hands of the prison guards, he scrounges for scraps, sleeping wild, until a museum curator rescues him from an assault. The museum has just opened… (more)

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Editorial reviews (2 reviews)


Nevertheless, this is a memorable book. Terse, outraged at the inhumanity, the environmental and cultural ruination, “Marshlands” is a work of insistent witness.

Publishers Weekly : Marshlands (February 04, 2014)

Despite the novel’s ability to capture its place and time, its characters and story (including the revelations) never really take off.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 04, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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