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The Shore - Trade Edition

The Shore - Trade Edition

by Sara Taylor

Publisher William Heinemann / Random House

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  • Signed by the Author
  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover


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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2015

The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean that has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women. Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, its a place theyve inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a brave girls determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought, these women struggle against domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of well-being for themselves and for those they love.

Their interconnecting stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two island families, illuminating the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of blood and fate that connect them all.

Dreamlike and yet impossibly real, profound and playful, The Shore is a richly unique, breathtakingly ambitious and accomplished debut novel by a young writer of astonishing gifts.

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About the Author

Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor is a socially anxious product of rural Virginia and the home-schooling movement. She traded her health for a BFA from Randolph College, and her sanity for an MA in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia. Following the MA her supervisor refused to let her leave, so she remains at the UEA to chip away at a double-focus PhD in censorship and fiction. She spends a ridiculous amount of time on delayed trains between Norwich and her husband's house in Reading, and tends to get lost, rained on, and chased by cows with unsettling frequency.

She expects the real adults will tell her to go back to finger painting any minute now.

  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    The Shore is without a doubt one of the strongest debut novels to be published in 2015, and heralds the start of what we are certain will be an illustrious career for Sara Taylor. When we read it we immediately fell in love with its beautiful yet devastating prose, and its highly ambitious concept which has immediately brought comparisons with David Mitchell. Written by an author who penned the novel when she was only twenty-four, we believe that The Shore will certainly be on prize shortlists at the end of the year, and possibly winning them. This is why we are producing an exclusive limited edition of this stunning novel, which will be 500 numbered copies with grey sprayed edges. The novel is an interconnected series of stories about two families in a group of islands off the coast of Virginia. Spanning hundreds of years it shows us how our actions can have unseen effects on the fates of others and how the bonds of blood affect each and every one of us

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