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The Walk Home

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The Walk Home

By Rachel Seiffert

Vintage, Paperback, 9781101873434, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 23, 2015

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Description

Stevie hasn't set foot in his home town for years, and he can't decide whether to let his family--what's left of them, anyway--know he's back. He wasn't the first to cut and run--in their own ways, his mother, his father, and his uncle all fled before he did--but should he be the first to come home?

Moving between Stevie's life as a construction worker in present-day Glasgow and the story of his parents when they were young, The Walk Home is a heartbreakingly powerful novel about the risks of love, and the madness and betrayals that can split a family. Gripping, haunting and, ultimately, hopeful, here is a piercingly honest story about the journey home--and the people there waiting for you.


About the Author
Rachel Seiffert's first novel, The Dark Room, was short-listed for the Booker Prize, won the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize, and was the basis for the acclaimed motion picture Lore. She was one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003; in 2004, Field Study, her collection of short stories, received an award from PEN International. Her second novel, Afterwards, was long-listed for the 2007 Orange Prize, and in 2011 she received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been published in eighteen languages. Formerly of Glasgow, she now lives in London with her family.
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