This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." ―Eimear McBride, New Statesman
In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal. English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head. What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers.
In The Wake, a postapocalyptic novel set a thousand years in the past, Paul Kingsnorth brings this dire scenario back to us through the eyes of the unforgettable Buccmaster, a proud landowner bearing witness to the end of his world. Accompanied by a band of like-minded men, Buccmaster is determined to seek revenge on the invaders. But as the men travel across the scorched English landscape, Buccmaster becomes increasingly unhinged by the immensity of his loss, and their path forward becomes increasingly unclear.
Written in what the author describes as "a shadow tongue"―a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable to the modern reader―The Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past. A tale of lost gods and haunted visions, The Wake is both a sensational, gripping story and a major literary achievement.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Paul Kingsnorth is a former journalist and deputy editor of "The Ecologist" magazine who has won several awards for his poetry and essays. He is also the author of two works of nonfiction. In 2009, he cofounded the Dark Mountain Project, an international network of writers, artists, and thinkers in search of new stories for troubled times. "The Wake" is his first novel.Review:
“The Wake is a masterpiece. My top book of the year.” ―Eleanor Catton, Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize
“The Wake is an astonishing accomplishment. The events in it are chronicled by Buccmaster, a brutally unreliable narrator, in an adapted version of old English. At first the prospect seems unreadably off-putting; within twenty pages you get the hang of it; by thirty the suddenly fluent reader is immersed entirely in the mental and geographical contours of the era. But it works the other way too: we are seeing--and feeling and hearing--the living roots of Englishness.” ―Geoff Dyer
“Extraordinary.” ―Philip Pullman
“Reading [The Wake] is to be immersed in the past and in a story in a way that I haven't really felt since childhood . . . The most glorious experience I've had with a book in years.” ―Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # GOR007808125
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005792852
Book Description Unbound, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The free end page has been removed. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0010261541
Book Description - -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 6545-9781908717863
Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. The Wake This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9781908717863
Book Description Unbound, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # 1905290
Book Description Apr 03, 2014, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Apr 03, 2014 Hardcover Very Good Offered by the UK charity Langdon: supporting young people with disabilities. Seller Inventory # BOX93/DARYLL47
Book Description Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. Fourth printing of the stated first edition, 1990. 8vo. Trade paperback format. 468 pages. 192 figures. References. Subject Index. No signs of previous ownership. Not a library discard. Inner corners of a few initial pages are faintly wavy. No internal marks, underlinig, etc. Spine and covers not creased. A sound copy in good or better condition. One title in the publisher's Astronomy & Astrophysics Library. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 001463
Book Description Unbound, 2014. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1908717866-2-4
Book Description Unbound, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1908717866_mcf__V