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The Slowworm's Song

by Andrew Miller

Hardback (unsigned) £18.99
Published 3rd March 2022, 288 pages
Signed first edition £18.99
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By the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, a profound and tender tale of guilt, a search for atonement and the hard, uncertain work of loving.


‘The writing is near perfect. But the novel’s excellence goes far beyond this … You read [it] … with your pulse racing, all your senses awake’ Guardian


‘A beautiful, lambent, timely novel’ - Sarah Hall


An ex-soldier and recovering alcoholic living quietly in Somerset, Stephen Rose has just begun to form a bond with the daughter he barely knows when he receives a summons - to an inquiry into an incident during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

It is the return of what Stephen hoped he had outdistanced. Above all, to testify would jeopardise the fragile relationship with his daughter. And if he loses her, he loses everything.

Instead, he decides to write her an account of his life; a confession, a defence, a love letter. Also a means of buying time. But time is running out, and the day comes when he must face again what happened in that faraway summer of 1982.

Details

The Slowworm's Song
by Andrew Miller

ISBN
9781529354195

Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
March 3, 2022

Dimensions
21.8cm x 14.2cm x 3.4cm

Page count
288 pages