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All the Birds, Singing - Evie Wyld
All the Birds, Singing
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From one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a... show more
From one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a stunningly insightful, emotionally powerful new novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is also Jake's past—hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907769 (0307907767)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Bossy Books
Bossy Books rated it
4.0 All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
Jake Whyte lives on an old farm on a small British island, tucked away from the world with her disobedient collie named Dog. However when her flock of sheep start dying from mysterious and horrific circumstances, Jake has to engage with the rest of the island in order to find out what is happening. ...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it
3.0 All the Birds, Singing
Another sheep, mangled and bled out, her innards not yet crusting and the vapours rising from her like a steamed pudding. Crows, their beaks shining, strutting and rasping, and when I waved my stick they flew to the trees and watched, flaring out their wings, singing, if you could call it that.I fir...
Moondust Books
Moondust Books rated it
2.5 review: all the birds, singing by evie wyld
this is a book that mainly consists of these three themes: isolation, guilt, and how people will always try to escape the past. jake whyte is a tough australian who has immigrated to britain to run a sheep farm. it’s, in some ways, jake’s way of cutting herself off from the rest of the world, and g...
EricaO
EricaO rated it
3.0 All the Birds, Singing
I was zipping along with this book, tension building, mysteries abounding and then suddenly! I got caught up on Lloyd.I know why he was there but I don't think I ever understood why he stayed and that kept buzzing around in the back of my mind. Why is he still there? Why?I liked that Jake's present ...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
2.5 all the birds burst into flames, and no one cared, they all looked away
netgalley arc arc arc Jake, a female character has had a life, and through two different story lines, one a footstep behind the present as it further recedes into the past and the other holding at the present try to explain why she is irrational and reactionary. We find out about her life. It’s tr...
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