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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: riverrun (2 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857382330
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857382337
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A beautiful story of love and loss, precise, subtle, spiritually alive' Andrew O'Hagan. (Andrew O'Hagan)

'Karin Altenberg's debut novel is an impressive work of research and descriptive writing about Nature and place in a second language ... a penetrating insight into the psychology of a religious zealot and a relationship rolling inevitably towards destruction' Country Life. (Country Life)

'Compelling' Daily Mail. (Daily Mail)

'This is an accomplished debut, beautiful and compelling' Good Book Guide. (Good Book Guide)

'Emotional intensity is foregrounded and the nuances of Neil and Lizzie's relationship are set out in the writing like a heart on a sleeve ... Neil's psychological flaws are convincingly drawn' Guardian. (Guardian)

'Her literary achievement is astonishing ... A superb book' Scotsman. (Scotsman)

'I was enchanted by the magic of the storytelling. This is a novelist with a future' Michael Holroyd, New Statesman. (New Statesman)

'Stunning' Guardian. (Guardian)

'This lovely, haunting novel evokes the rough beauty of St Kilda ... A story of faith and love' The Times. (The Times)

About the Author

Karin Altenberg was born in Sweden and moved to Britain to study in 1996. She holds a PhD in Archaeology. Her first, bestselling novel, Island of Wings, was shortlisted for the Saltire First Book Award and the Scottish Book of the Year Award and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.


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