The Resource The bass rock, Evie Wyld

The bass rock, Evie Wyld

Label
The bass rock
Title
The bass rock
Statement of responsibility
Evie Wyld
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other. In the early 1700's, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community. Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth's belongings and discovers her place in the past - and perhaps a way forward. Each woman's choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life
Summary
In 1720s Scotland, a priest and his son get lost in the forest, transporting a witch to the coast to stop her from being killed by the village. In the sad, slow years after the Second World War, Ruth finds herself the replacement wife to a recent widower and stepmother to his two young boys, installed in a huge house by the sea and haunted by those who have come before. Fifty years later, Viv is cataloguing the valuables left in her dead grandmother's seaside home, when she uncovers long-held secrets of the great house. Three women, hundreds of years apart, slip into each other's lives in a novel of darkness, violence and madness.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10833344
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyld, Evie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Intergenerational relations
  • Family secrets
  • Bass Rock (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
The bass rock, Evie Wyld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Miles Franklin Award-winning author"--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066112236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760894764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119096299
Label
The bass rock, Evie Wyld
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Miles Franklin Award-winning author"--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066112236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760894764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1119096299

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