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Haweswater by [Hall, Sarah]
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From Publishers Weekly

Mardale, the remote British hamlet where Hall's remarkable debut novel is set, is a close-knit community of tenant farmers "where grand events and theatrical schemes rarely take place." So when a handsome stranger arrives in 1936, suspicions run high among the hardworking villagers. Jack Liggett is up-front about his plans for Mardale: he has come to inform the villagers that their homes would soon be at the bottom of a massive reservoir. According to Liggett, the dam associated with the project will be a "wonderful piece of architecture and engineering." But the villagers, who view the project as "so strange and vast that at first it was not taken seriously," resist, setting off a losing struggle between the insular community and the modern world. Caught in the middle is Janet Lightburn, the daughter of a local farmer, who begins a tempestuous and tragic romance with Jack. A Booker Prize finalist for her second novel, The Electric Michelangelo, (published in the U.S. in 2005), Hall is a talented writer, and though U.S. readers may have trouble with the phonetically rendered dialogue ("Twa Pund. Eh? Yan more ootstanding' "), the story, with its undertones of loss and grief, tugs at the heart. (Oct.)
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From Booklist

With no more than 30 habitations, the quiet English village of Mardale is the smallest of places. In 1936 its residents, mostly tenant farmers and laborers, live idyllically, almost separate from the rest of the world, herding cows, cattle, ponies, and sheep. When Jack Liggett, a waterworks company spokesman, arrives announcing that the blue-green Mardale valley is the future site of a dam (a wonderful piece of architecture and engineering, megalithic, inspired), Samuel Lightburn and the villagers struggle to comprehend not only the news of the project's vastness but their own displacement: "We cannot live underwater." Sharing thematic parallels with D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Commonwealth Award-winning Hall's outstanding debut novel is beautifully rendered and offers rich meditations on nature, community, passion, and love. Miriam Tuliao
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Product details

  • File Size: 621 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (November 25, 2010)
  • Publication Date: November 25, 2010
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EPXX8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,364,893 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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