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The Resource A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

Label
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
Title
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘Wood takes the passing, shabby details of mundane landscapes and makes them jitter and throb with yearning and menace. A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better is his best work yet - a novel written from the gut, and with a correspondingly visceral power. A superbly unsettling account of trauma and cautious recovery’ SARAH WATERSOne August morning in 1995, the young Daniel and his estranged father Francis – a character of ‘two weathers’, of irresistible charm and roiling self-pity – set out on a road trip to the North that seems to represent a chance to salvage their relationship. But with every passing mile, the layers of Fran’s mendacity and desperation are exposed, pushing him to acts of violence that will define the rest of his son’s life.‘Tenderly dissecting the limits of love between parent and child while wriggling with a rich, thrilling tension, this palpably atmospheric story found its way beneath my skin and now lives there. Tell anyone who’ll listen, Benjamin Wood is one of the best novelists in Britain’ DAVID WHITEHOUSE‘A shocking account of extreme violence and its complicated after-effects. It is a vivid and unsettling novel filled with surprises and insights’ IAN McGuire'A heart-breaking and heart-stopping new novel; a dark Northern noir that moves at breakneck speed but never fails to be tender and vulnerable as well as visceral and terrifying' ANDREW McMILLANPraise for The Ecliptic, shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award:'A novelist to watch' The Times'A resounding achievement . . . Rich, beautiful and written by an author of great depth and resource' Edward Docx, Guardian'Full of suspense and beautifully written, superbly imagined and constructed . . . A terrifically gripping and playful book' Sunday Times'Exhilarating, earthy, cerebral, frank and unflinching . . . A masterfully paced and suspenseful read' Independent'A rich, intricate and layered work' Observer'Haunts the imagination long after the final page' Independent on Sunday'A gorgeous and harrowing work' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
Summary
For twenty years, Daniel Hardesty has borne the emotional scars of a childhood trauma which he is powerless to undo, which leaves him no peace. One August morning in 1995, the young Daniel and his estranged father Francis - a character of 'two weathers', of irresistible charm and roiling self-pity - set out on a road trip to the North that seems to represent a chance to salvage their relationship. But with every passing mile, the layers of Fran's mendacity and desperation are exposed, pushing him to acts of violence that will define the rest of his son's life
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10679784
Cataloging source
SALS
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1981-
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Wood, Benjamin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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General Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_493497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471126772
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_493497
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471126772
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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