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The Wilderness (Paperback)

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An Orange Prize Finalist
A Man Booker Prize Nominee
Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask Prize
A Guardian First Book Award Nominee

Jake is in the tailspin of old age. His wife has passed away, his son is in prison, and now he is about to lose his past to Alzheimer?s. As the disease takes hold of him, Jake?s memories become increasingly unreliable. What happened to his daughter? Is she alive, or long dead? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can?t he shake the memory of a yellow dress and one lonely, echoing gunshot?

Like Marilynne Robinson?s Gilead, The Wilderness holds us in its grip from the first sentence to the lastwith the sheer beauty of its language and its ruminations on love and loss.


Publisher Anchor Books
Mfg Part# 9780307454775
SKU 211534608
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307454770
Release Date 4/6/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0371
Publisher Anchor Books
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