Winner of the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary AwardWinner of the 2014 James Tait Black PrizeShortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker PrizeShortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths PrizeShortlisted for the 2014 Walter Scott Prize for Historical FictionAs late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a village comes under threat.
A trio of outsiders - two men and a dangerously magnetic woman - arrives on the woodland borders triggering a series of events that will see Walter Thirsk's village unmade in just seven days: the harvest blackened by smoke and fear, cruel punishment meted out to the innocent, and allegations of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of Walter's story, and he will be the only man left to tell it . . .
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/02/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780330445672