The Shore, Paperback


This title was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015.

It was also shortlisted for the Times/Peters Fraser & Dunlop Young writer of the Year Award.

It is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015.

The Shore. A collection of small islands sticking out from the coast of Virginia into the Atlantic Ocean that has been home to generations of fierce and resilient women.

Sanctuary to some but nightmare to others, it's a place they've inhabited, fled, and returned to for hundreds of years. From a brave girl's determination to protect her younger sister as methamphetamine ravages their family, to a lesson in summoning storm clouds to help end a drought, these women struggle against domestic violence, savage wilderness, and the corrosive effects of poverty and addiction to secure a sense of well-being for themselves and for those they love.

Their interconnecting stories form a deeply affecting legacy of two island families, illuminating the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds of blood and fate that connect them all. Dreamlike and yet impossibly real, profound and playful, the Shore is a richly unique, breathtakingly ambitious and accomplished debut novel by a young writer of astonishing gifts.




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