An unconscious soldier is dragged into a Somerset home on a rainy night in 1809. Beset by memories of the bloody campaign he fought against Napoleon’s forces, his body recovers, but his tormented mind does not. When word comes for him to return to his regiment he sets a course for the Hebrides, but with superiors on his trail, his freedom — from what he has witnessed, and who he has been — will come at a high price.
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is a new novel from the acclaimed Andrew Miller, whose debut novel, Ingenious Pain, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and whose 2011 work, Pure, was selected as Costa Book of the Year. His prose is luminous, hypnotic, and truly to be relished.