River (Paperback)

By Esther Kinsky, Iain Galbraith (Translator)

Transit Books, 9781945492174, 357pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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"A magnificent novel."--The New Yorker

"This is a book to relish."--The Guardian

A woman moves to a London suburb near the River Lea, without knowing quite why or for how long. Over a series of long, solitary walks she reminisces about the rivers she has encountered during her life, from the Rhine, her childhood river, to the Saint Lawrence, and a stream in Tel Aviv. Filled with poignancy and poetic observation, River is an ode to nature, edgelands, and the transience of all things human.

About the Author

Iain Galbraith is a widely published translator of German into English. He has translated W. G. Sebald and Jan Wagner, notably. He won the John Dryden Prize for Literary Translation in 2004.