The story of the forest

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It’s 1913 and a young, carefree and recklessly innocent girl, Mina, goes out into the forest on the edge of the Baltic sea and meets a gang of rowdy young men with revolution on their minds. It sounds like a fairy tale but it’s life. The adventure leads to flight, emigration and a new land, a new language and the pursuit of idealism or happiness – in Liverpool. But what of the stories from the old country; how do they shape and form the next generations who have heard the well-worn tales? From the flour mills of Latvia to Liverpool suburbia to post-war Soho, ‘The Story of the Forest’ is about myths and memory and about how families adapt in order to survive.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2023

‘Epic and marvellously entertaining… There’s a furious energy to the novel, which constantly moves forward even as it looks sorrowfully back’
FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Magnificent… I want to press a copy on everyone I know’
NIGELLA LAWSON

‘Epic, magnificent, beautiful… I couldn’t put it down’
PHILIPPA PERRY

‘Jewel-like clarity… exceptional’
RICHARD COLES

‘Exquisite writing [and] a triumphant, elegant ending’
MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘An intelligent family saga… ambitious and moving and funny’
TESSA HADLEY

It’s 1913 and a young, carefree and recklessly innocent girl, Mina, goes out into the forest on the edge of the Baltic sea and meets a gang of rowdy young men with revolution on their minds. It sounds like a fairy tale but it’s life.

The adventure leads to flight, emigration and a new land, a new language and the pursuit of idealism or happiness – in Liverpool. But what of the stories from the old country; how do they shape and form the next generations who have heard the well-worn tales?

From the flour mills of Latvia to Liverpool suburbia to post-war Soho, The Story of the Forest is about myths and memory and about how families adapt in order to survive. It is a story full of the humour and wisdom we have come to relish from this wonderful writer.

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 2.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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