Featherstone by Kirsty Gunn

Featherstone

Kirsty Gunn

Told over a weekend, the return of a mysterious young woman disturbs the inhabitants of Featherstone. You gradually realise that there is more to this community than meets the eye. Tension rises as secrets are revealed and emotions are stretched to their limits. A poetic and haunting novel.

Extract

He was someone who had lived all his life in this one town. He had never gone away. He had been born here, gone to school and grown up here. Found work and retired, and even though he'd never married, stayed fixed in his ways, maybe, with his sister's house up the road he could go to, and young Francie coming to him every day with her songs, and her stories from school, still he could tell anyone anything about the place they might want to know, the different ways to get around.

Parallels
  • Rain by Kirsty Gunn
  • Dreams of Leaving by Rupert Thomson