Broken Ghost

Broken Ghost

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/08/2020
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Synopsis

Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for September 2020 Winner of the 2020 Wales Book of the Year Award A Welsh community witnesses a strange vision: the huge spectre of a woman floating over a ridge. Is it a collective hallucination, a meteorological phenomenon, or something supernatural? The individuals living in these mountains are already battling their own demons - of drink, drugs, domestic violence, depression - how could an apparition unite these crushed people or their fragmented country? This is a novel that gives voices to the marginalised, the dispossessed, the forgotten. An examination of modern humanity's desperate need to live meaningfully and vividly in a mediated world - where individual autonomy is lost and the collective heart is atomised and exploited. Disturbing and unforgettable, darkly funny and deeply moving, it is written in a charged language that is vernacular, lyrical and hieratic all at once. Broken Ghost is a howl of anguish and a summoning of gods.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099583776
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 293g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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