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The Bass Rock

Winner of the 2021 Stella Prize
Author: Wyld, Evie
Publisher: Penguin

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The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the…

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SKU: 9781761045301 Categories: , , Product ID: 126907

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The lives of three women weave together across four centuries in the dazzling book from Evie Wyld, winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the Stella Prize.

Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked- to this place, to each other.

In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community.

Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth’s belongings and discovers her place in the past – and perhaps a way forward.

Each woman’s choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love.

Additional information

Weight 0.326 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 3.3 cm
ISBN

9781761045301

Subtitle

Winner of the 2021 Stella Prize

Author

Wyld, Evie

Publisher

Penguin

Release Date

Thursday April 22nd, 2021

Format

Paperback / softback

Main content page count

368 Pages