FEATURED ON BARACK OBAMA’S 2019 READING LIST
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
‘A WONDER’ Daily Mail
‘SPARKLING’ The Times
‘EPIC’ Entertainment Weekly
‘A TRIUMPH’ LitHub
‘INFECTIOUS’ Financial Times
‘A MASTERPIECE’ Sunday Express
Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, biding her time with her youngest son – who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home – and her husband’s seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits.
Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.
Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Tea Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely – and unforgettably – her own.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Guardian, Time, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, The New York Public Library
‘Should have been on the Booker longlist’ Claire Lowdon, Sunday Times
‘Magnificent… Brings to mind Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude or Toni Morrison’s Beloved’ Times Literary Supplement
‘Exquisite … The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn; the prose is hard, muscular, more convincingly Cormac McCarthy than McCarthy himself’ Alex Preston, Observer