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In second-century Britain, Macey and a gang of fellow deserters from the Roman army hunt and are hunted by deadly local tribes. Fifteen centuries later, during the English Civil War, Thomas Rowley hides from theruthless troops who have encircled his village. And in contemporary Britain, Tom, a precocious, love-struck, mentally unstable teenager, struggles to cope with the imminent departure for London of his girlfriend, Jan.

Three separate stories, three utterly different lives, distant in time and yet strangely linked to a single place, the mysterious, looming outcrop known as Mow Cop, and a single object, the blunt headof a stone axe: all these come together in Alan Garner's extraordinary "Red Shift," a pyrotechnical and deeply moving elaboration on themes of chance and fate, time and eternity, visionaryawakening and destructive madness.

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Three young men from three different time periods influence each other's destiny with the help of a stone axe.

About the Author

Alan Garner (b. 1934) has lived for most of his life in Cheshire, England. His first book, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen came out in 1960 and since then he has published eight novels for children and adults, as well as opera libretti, plays, and collections of folktales. Among his books are The Owl Service (winner of the Carnegie Medal; 1967), The Stone Book Quartet (comprising The Stone Book, Granny Reardun, Tom Fobble’s Day, and The Aimer Gate; 1983), Strandloper (1996), and Thursbitch (2003). In 2001 Garner was appointed to the Order of the British Empire for services to literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590174647
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Introduction:
Garner, Alan
Author:
Garner, Alan
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Publication Date:
October 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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