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- DescriptionThe American debut of an enthralling new voice in fiction a vivid, indelibly told vel that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a century of turmoil. The Undertow traces the lives of the Hastings family, from the eve of the First World War to the present day: William, a young factory worker preparing to join the navy; his son Billy, who cycles into the D-Day landings; his grandson Will, an Oxford professor in the 1960s; and his great-granddaughter, Billie, an artist in contemporary London. Here Jo Baker reveals the Hastings legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried in what is an enthralling story of inheritance, fate, passion, and what it means to truly break free of the past.
- Author BiographyJO BAKERwas born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen s University Belfast. The Undertow is her first publication in the United States. She is the author of three previous novels published in the United Kingdom: Offcomer, The Mermaid sChild, and The Telling. She lives in Lancaster.
- Author(s)Jo Baker
- PublisherVintage Books
- Date of Publication11/12/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRomance & Sagas
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Weight263 g
- Width134 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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