Second Place : Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Paperback / softback Book

Second Place : Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 Paperback / softback

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021'A classic, but with contemporary urgency thumping through it.'Claire-Louise Bennett, author of PondA woman invites a famed artist to the remote coastal landscape where she lives.

Drawn to his paintings, she believes his vision may penetrate the mystery at the centre of her life.

But as a long, dry summer sets in, his provocative presence soon twists the patterns of her secluded household. 'The most singular book . . . A psychodrama that is both timeless and up-to-the minute . . . Truly one of a kind.' Justine Jordan, Guardian'A novel of deep insight and scarring honesty.' Martin Chilton, Independent'Re-sets the dial yet again.' Claire Harman, Evening Standard'Extraordinary . . . fearless.' Alex Clark, The Spectator'Glittering brilliance.' Jon Day, Financial Times

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