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The Bass Rock

Author: Evie Wyld
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American EditionView all editions and formats
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"The lives of three women weave together across centuries in the dazzling new book from the Granta Best of Young British Novelist, author of All the Birds, Singing. Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries, the fates of three women are inextricably linked to this place and to each other. Sarah, accused of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Novels
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wyld, Evie.
The Bass Rock.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2020.
(DLC) 2019059638
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evie Wyld
ISBN: 9781101871881 1101871881
OCLC Number: 1129948483
Description: 362 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Evie Wyld.

Abstract:

"The lives of three women weave together across centuries in the dazzling new book from the Granta Best of Young British Novelist, author of All the Birds, Singing. Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has always borne witness to the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries, the fates of three women are inextricably linked to this place and to each other. Sarah, accused of being a witch, is fleeing for her life. Ruth, in the aftermath of the Second World War, is navigating a new marriage and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, Viv, still mourning the death of her father, is cataloguing Ruth's belongings in the now-empty house. As each woman's story unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that their choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men who seek to control them. But in sisterhood there is also the possibility of survival and a new way of life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with love and fury--a devastating indictment of violence against women, and an empowering portrait of their resilience through the ages"--

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