|No. of Pages:||176|
About the Book
Set in a frozen winter landscape, the newnovel from the prize-winning, acclaimedauthor David Park is a psychologically astute, expertly crafted portrait of a father'sinner life and a family in crisisI am entering the frozen land, although to which country it belongs I cannot say.
the world is hushed, cloaked in snow. transport has ground to a halt, flights cancelledand roads treacherous. Yet tom must venture out into this transformed landscape tocollect his son Luke, sick and stranded in his student lodgings. During this solitaryjourney from Belfast to Sunderland by car and boat, tom reflects on his life: the belovedwife he leaves behind, labouring to create the perfect Christmas and mend their family'scracks with seasonal cheer; the son he is driving towards, yet struggles to connect with;the countless small disappointments of his photography career; and the absence that isalways there as a voice in his head - his other son, Daniel.
In prose both lyrical and effortless, David Park vividly presents us with the inner life of aman grappling with existence's challenges: the memories that haunt us, the secretsthat divide us, and the bonds that strengthen us. Meditating on marriage, masculinity,parenthood and ambition, this novel encapsulates, with its exquisitely nuanced,precisely delineated depiction of human experience, the unsolved mystery at the heart ofour lives.
About the Author
David Park has written ten previous books including the Light of Amsterdam, which wasshortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Prize, the Poets' Wives, which was selectedas Belfast's Choice for One City One Book 2014, and the truth Commissioner, whichwas adapted into a tV drama for BBC two. He has won the Authors' Club First NovelAward, the EwartBiggs Memorial Prize and the University of Ulster's McCrea LiteraryAward, three times. He has received a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Councilof Northern Ireland and been shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year Award threetimes. In 2014 he was longlisted for the Sunday times EFG Short Story Award. DavidPark lives in County Down, Northern Ireland.
|Title:||Travelling in a Strange Land||Publisher:||bloomsbury publishing|
|No. of Pages:||176|