Where the Crawdads Sing

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Author: Owens Delia

Brand: Corsair

Package Dimensions: 32x196x270

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 12-12-2019

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*The multi-million copy bestseller*Soon to be a major filmA Number One New York Times Bestseller’Painfully beautiful’ New York Times’Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving’ Daily Mail’A rare achievement’ The Times ‘I can’t even express how much I love this book!’ Reese Witherspoon————————————————-For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens.————————————————-‘[It] will reach a huge audience through the writer’s old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description’ The Guardian ‘For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away’ The Times’All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller’ The i newspaper
Review
A
painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature . . . Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders-and dangers-of her private world ―
New York Times Book Review

Part murder-mystery, part coming-of-age novel, its evocation of the marshland and its inhabitants is
as unforgettable as Kya herself. A story of loneliness, survival and love that’s
as engrossing as it is moving ―
Daily Mail

For a debut the prose is
impressively accomplished . . . A Hollywood film seems inevitable. Yet it will be hard to match on screen the delicacy of Owens’s exploration of the natural world.
Kya and her magical little world are a rare achievement ―
The Times

Kya is
a compelling character, Owen’s descriptive prose is
lushly impressive, and the twist in the narrative’s tail is neat ―
Sunday Times Culture

Owens
combines high tension with precise detail about how people dress, sound, live and eat – the case studies in her book are both human and natural . . . Surprise bestsellers are often works that chime with the times. Though set in the 1950s and 60s,
Where the Crawdads Sing is, in its treatment of racial and social division and the fragile complexities of nature, obviously relevant to contemporary politics and ecology.
But these themes will reach a huge audience though the writer’s old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description ―
the Guardian

For
sheer escapism pick up
Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is
writing that takes your breath away ―
The Times (separate review)

All is not as it seems in this
heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller ―
The i newspaper

An Amazon Best Book of August 2018: This novel has a mystery at its core, but it can be read on a variety of levels. There is great nature writing; there is coming of age; and there is literature.
Crawdads is a story lovingly told-one that takes its time in developing its characters and setting, and in developing the story. You’ll want to relax and take your time as well, and when you’re done you will want to talk about it with another reader. ―
Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review

Unsettling and tinged with sadness, yet a
stonishingly fresh, powerful and mesmerising – with a surprising ending that will haunt you.
I couldn’t put it down ―
The Lady

The strength of the story comes from the sympathetic portrait of its heroine
who cannot fail to captivate, right up until the

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