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    Our Fathers: A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons from the highly acclaimed author

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    What kind of man kills his own family? A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons
    ISBN: 9781529400069
    AuthorRebecca Wait
    Pub Date28/01/2021
    BindingPaperback
    Pages384
    Availability: In Stock

    What kind of man kills his own family?

    A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons from the highly acclaimed author
    A Guardian crime and thriller book of the year 2020

    'This is a beautifully realised novel, touching on the fallibility of memory and the unknowability of families, and gripping in its intensity. Outstanding' Mail on Sunday
    'A spectacular novel' Spectator

    When Tom was eight years old, his father took a shotgun and shot his family: his wife, his son and baby daughter, before turning the gun on himself. Only Tom survived.

    He left his tiny, shocked community on the island of Litta and the strained silence of his Uncle Malcolm's house while still a young boy. For twenty years he's tried to escape his past. Until now.

    Without knowing how to ask, he needs answers - from his uncle, who should have known. From his neighbours, who think his father a decent man who 'just snapped'. From the memories that haunt the wild landscape of the Hebrides.

    And from the silent ones who know more about what happened - and why - than they have ever dared admit.

    By turns gripping, beautiful, devastating and tender, Our Fathers is a story about violence and redemption, control and love. With understated compassion and humour, Rebecca Wait gives a voice to the silenced and to the silences between men of few words.

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    What kind of man kills his own family?

    A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons from the highly acclaimed author
    A Guardian crime and thriller book of the year 2020

    'This is a beautifully realised novel, touching on the fallibility of memory and the unknowability of families, and gripping in its intensity. Outstanding' Mail on Sunday
    'A spectacular novel' Spectator

    When Tom was eight years old, his father took a shotgun and shot his family: his wife, his son and baby daughter, before turning the gun on himself. Only Tom survived.

    He left his tiny, shocked community on the island of Litta and the strained silence of his Uncle Malcolm's house while still a young boy. For twenty years he's tried to escape his past. Until now.

    Without knowing how to ask, he needs answers - from his uncle, who should have known. From his neighbours, who think his father a decent man who 'just snapped'. From the memories that haunt the wild landscape of the Hebrides.

    And from the silent ones who know more about what happened - and why - than they have ever dared admit.

    By turns gripping, beautiful, devastating and tender, Our Fathers is a story about violence and redemption, control and love. With understated compassion and humour, Rebecca Wait gives a voice to the silenced and to the silences between men of few words.