The furrows

£9.99

I don’t want to tell you what happened. I want to tell you how it felt. Cassandra Williams is twelve; her little brother Wayne is seven. One day, when they’re alone together, there’s an accident, and Wayne is lost forever. Though his body is never recovered, their mother can’t stop searching. The missing boy cleaves the family with doubt: How do you grieve an absence? And how does it feel? As C grows older, she relives and retells her story, and she sees her brother everywhere: in cafes, airplane aisles, subway cars. Here is her brother’s older face, the light in his eyes, his lanky limbs, the way he seems to recognise her, too. But it can’t be, of course. Or can it? And then one day, there’s another accident, and C meets a man both mysterious and familiar, a man who’s also searching for someone, as well as his own place in the world. His name is Wayne.

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A powerful new novel about grief and mourning from the acclaimed and prize-winning author of The Old Drift

A BARACK OBAMA BOOK OF THE YEAR and NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

I don’t want to tell you what happened. I want to tell you how it felt.

Cassandra is twelve; her little brother Wayne is seven. One day, when they’re alone together, there’s an accident and Wayne is lost forever. Though his body is never recovered, their mother can’t stop searching.

As Cassandra grows older, she sees her brother everywhere: in cafes, aeroplane aisles, subway cars. But it can’t be, of course. Or can it? And then one day, there’s another accident, and she meets a man both mysterious and familiar, a man who shares her brother’s name and who is also searching for someone…

‘In Namwali Serpell’s hands, grief is a kind of possession. The Furrows is a piercing, sharply written novel about the conjuring power of loss’ – RAVEN LEILANI, author of Luster

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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K