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Mercy Seat by Wayne Price

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Mercy Seat by Wayne Price

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A debut novel from an acclaimed and multi-award-winning short story writer and poet.


Attempting to escape his childhood and youth in the South Wales valleys of the 1980s, Luke drifts to a seaside town and into a marriage and fatherhood for which he is unprepared. The arrival of a stranger - his wife's troubled sister, Christine - will change each of their lives forever. Drawn into the unspoken, destructive mystery at the heart of the two women's childhoods, Luke finds his own understanding of himself and others unravelling. His confession is a compelling story of passion, loss, regret and the need to find redemption from the haunting power of the past. Mercy Seat is a stunning work of fiction, mapping a toxic, triangular love affair against the topography of South Wales during the 1984 miner's strike. 'Wayne Price is a fine poet and an accomplished short story writer, so it's no surprise that his first novel, Mercy Seat, is an impressive piece of work. In his characteristic spare, pared-down prose - not one word is wasted - he tells a stark story of love and loss in harsh, troubled times. It's a bleak tale, elegantly crafted, beautifully told (the handling of time is masterly) and the telling itself becomes redemptive.' Alan Spence, author of The Night Boat, The Pure Land and Way to Go.

Additional Information

SKU GOR006507958
Title Mercy Seat
Author By (author) Wayne Price
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Freight Books
Year Published 2015
Page Number 256
ISBN 1908754982
ISBN13 9781908754981
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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