by Daniel Mason
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‘Truly outstanding’ Mail on Sunday
‘Mason teases out the joy and meaning in the sometimes small lives of his characters. North Woods has been heaped with praise and hype, and deservedly so. This is a book that treats life as a miracle and demands the proper awe from its readers‘ Antonia Senior, The Times
‘This is a time-spanning, genre-blurring work of storytelling magic … The only constants are the land and Mason’s genius’ Washington Post
‘Daniel Mason’s latest novel is one of those rare books that truly deserves the description “spellbinding” ‘ Observer
‘A tapestry at once intimate and epic’ TLS
‘Utterly beguiling’ Scotsman
‘Extraordinary characters … a tour de force’ Independent, Best Books for Autumn
‘Epic … weaves a Cloud Atlas-style narrative of humanity under pressure and nature under threat’ Guardian, 2023’s Biggest Books
FOUR CENTURIES. A SINGLE HOUSE DEEP IN THE WOODS OF NEW ENGLAND.
A young Puritan couple on the run. An English soldier with a fantastic vision. Inseparable twin sisters. A lovelorn painter and a lusty beetle. A desperate mother and her haunted son. A ruthless con man and a stalking panther. Buried secrets. Madness, dreams and hope.
All are connected. The dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive.
Exhilarating, daring and playful, NORTH WOODS will change the way you see the world.
‘A monumental achievement’ Maggie O’Farrell
‘Ambitious, alive, and lush with generosity … an immersive sprint through time’ Tess Gunty
by Daniel Mason
John Murray Press
Sept. 19, 2023
23.6cm x 15.8cm x 3.6cm