Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13

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A new novel from celebrated British novelist Jon McGregor—twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize—Reservoir 13 tells the story of a whole English village haunted by one family's loss.

"The word “collage” implies something static and finally fixed, but the beauty of “Reservoir 13” is in fact rhythmic, musical, ceaselessly contrapuntal . . . A remarkable achievement [and a] subtle unravelling of what we think of as the conventional project of the novel." —James Wood, The New Yorker

"Fiercely intelligent. . . . [An] astonishing new novel . . . strange, daring, and very moving. . . . The book is a rare and dazzling feat of art." —George Saunders, The Paris Review Daily

Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed.

As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a tragedy refuse to subside.

Publisher: London :, 4th Estate,, 2017
ISBN: 9781936787715
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor
Alternative Title: Reservoir thirteen


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Feb 18, 2018

Set in the Peak District, this novel is a biography of a village and its characters over the years. It is remarkable in how it is written - it gives the effect of being carried along in a river as life goes on. Costa Prize.

CatherineG_1 Feb 04, 2018

A young girl and her family go on summer vacation to a small village in England. When they return at Christmas, their 13 old year daughter goes missing.
Days go by and even years with clues and investigations but the most interesting part of the story is how the villagers' lives change. People come and go, babies are born and people die while time keeps going on without this girl.
The most impacted aside from the girl's family are the other teens she knew in the village.
Surprise ending!

Jun 24, 2017

Rough notes toward, perhaps, a novel. Some day. Maybe.


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