The Resource All the birds, singing, Evie Wyld

All the birds, singing, Evie Wyld

Label
All the birds, singing
Title
All the birds, singing
Statement of responsibility
Evie Wyld
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It's just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. Which is how she wanted it to be. But something is coming for the sheep -- every few nights one is picked off and left in rags. It could be anything. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake's unknown past as well, perhaps breaking into the present, a story hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, in a landscape of different colour and sound, a story held in the scars that stripe her back. All the Birds, Singing tells the life of an outsider. With extreme artistry and empathy, it reveals an existence of diurnal beauty, incremental horrors, stubborn hope and tentaive redemption. The result is a novel of indelible emotional force
Summary
"From one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness. Jake Whyte isliving on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something--or someone--picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake's past--hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back--a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10218029
Cataloging source
ANL
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Wyld, Evie
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Sheep farming
  • Islands
  • Secrets
  • Single women
  • Farming
Target audience
adult
Label
All the birds, singing, Evie Wyld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050475176
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781742757308
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)826650345
Label
All the birds, singing, Evie Wyld
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050475176
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781742757308
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)826650345

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