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The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

The New Wilderness

Diane Cook

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Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781786078216

A passionate, tender and terrifying story of a mother's fight to protect her daughter

1 Prize for The New Wilderness

Man Booker Prize
2020 Longlist

Margaret Busby, Chair of the 2020 judges, says: “Each of these books carries an impact that has earned it a place on the longlist, deserving of wide readership. Included are novels carried by the sweep of history with memorable characters brought to life and given visibility, novels that represent a moment of cultural change, or the pressures an individual faces in pre- and post-dystopian society... As judges we connected with these writers’ well-crafted prose, the mastery of detail, the arresting sentence, the credibility of the narrative arc, the ability to use to the full, the resources of storytelling. Unplanned, our final selection encompasses both seasoned favourites and debut talents ― a truly satisfying outcome.”