Neverhome: A Novel

Neverhome: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE

Inaugural winner of the Grand Prix de la Littérature Américaine

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


His grand, bleak drama of a woman's and a nation's defining ordeal is nonetheless exhilarating for the beauty of its prose and the depths of its unsentimental compassion.

Ash’s tale ends in tears and in a confession that I didn’t see coming, even if the signs are there to find throughout the book. If you like your fiction towards the more literary end of the spectrum, Neverhome will definitely be one for you.

The heroine of “Neverhome,” Laird Hunt’s enthralling new novel set during the Civil War, is at once sentimental and aloof, a savior and a killer, a folk hero who shuns her own legend, a fierce and wounded woman who finds strength in her troubled past.


Book Details  


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316370127

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Language: English


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