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Gun Island

Gun Island

A spellbinding, globe-trotting novel by the bestselling author of the Ibis trilogy.

(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 6th June 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781529353020


With sweeping exuberant style and extraordinary linguistic facility Ghosh takes us into a world where desperate refugees trickle through borders like water from melting ice, but where massing animals find no escapes. Old legends and ancient myths take on new meaning. This important novel is an account of our current world, the one few writers have had the courage to face
Annie Proulx
A rich and rewarding novel that reaffirms the transformative power of topographical and human connection, and registers the rhythms of the quiet and the unquiet life
The Spectator
Amitav Ghosh's Gun Island is an extraordinary reading experience from one of our greatest living storytellers. Ghosh masterfully collocates disparate worlds to create a story of family, self, history, and destiny
Neel Mukherjee
A book of reckless and persuasive scope, a huge, rambunctious reckoning with our environmental declension
Sunday Times
In its blend of science, history, myth and contemporary relevance, Gun Island offers a rich mix of ideas
It demonstrates how the particular genius of the novel can be deployed to examine the subject of climate change in ways beyond the scope of journalism, history or documentary. Gun Island shows us how the psychological compulsions for order and security that drive our unwillingness to confront climate change are about to be first unsettled and then destroyed
Literary Review
A compelling book - a sinuous and often gripping piece of storytelling, satisfyingly shaped and beautifully written