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- DescriptionIn 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 kwn is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers. In The Wake, a postapocalyptic vel set a thousand years in the past, Paul Kingsrth 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 a modern audience-The Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction.
- Author BiographyPaul Kingsnorth's debut novel, The Wake, won the Gordon Burn Prize; was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Folio Prize, and the Desmond Elliott Prize; and was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize. He is also the author of two nonfiction books, One No, Many Yeses and Real England, and a poetry collection, Kidland. Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over eight hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won fifty-seven Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.
- Author(s)Paul Kingsnorth
- PublisherTantor Media, Inc
- Date of Publication09/02/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationOld Saybrook, CT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTantor Media, Inc
- Weight72 g
- Width135 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Narrator(s)Simon Vance
- Format DetailsMP3 format
- Running Time530
- Edition StatementUnabridged
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