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The Brittle Star: An Epic Story of the American West

The Brittle Star: An Epic Story of the American West (Hardback)

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Perfect for fans of Cormac McCarthy and True Grit, The Brittle Star is the epic story of a young man's unquenchable spirit. When his mother's ranch is attacked, sixteen-year-old John Evert is wounded and left to die. But John Evert is no ordinary young man. He's a frontiersman's son, a rancher who's lived his whole life in the untamed Southern California wilderness of 1860. In a journey that will take him from the bustling young city of Los Angeles to Texas to Missouri and back, to the front lines of the American Civil War and home again, John Evert will learn the cost of vengeance and the price of forgiveness.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionWesternsFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 09/02/2017 ISBN-13: 9781473622036  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Davina Langdale studied Zoology at Bristol University, and worked with 93 chimpanzees and a hippo in Northern Zambia. She returned to the UK to take a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the London College of Printing, and after a brief stint in that field she realised that fiction was her true love. The Brittle Star is her first novel.

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Don’t let its billing as a Western put you off this magnificent book: it transcends genre boundaries in the same way as Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers or even Cormac McCarthy in its brilliant evocation of the American West in the 1850s and 60s. It’s also a coming of age story, dealing with themes of loss, vengeance and survival, as young John Evert’s life changes course when his mother’s ranch is attacked and he is left for dead. A stunningly assured first novel with a big heart, it heralds the arrival of a significant new talent.

Frances, Web Editor

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 02/02/2017

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