The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

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The year is 1491. A man is dead in the village of Oakham. A man who owned two-thirds of the town. A man who found God in a lute. A man who fell into a river. Was it a murder, accident, suicide? The only person who knows the truth is Father John Reve, the local priest, who takes us on a backwards journey through Shrovetide, starting with the discovery of the body and ending with a promise. In The Western Wind (Grove, $26), author Samantha Harvey calls on us to question where the spirit of a town lies, and how far will people go to protect it. Part murder mystery and part historical fiction, this book is a perfect gift for those who love a slow-burn novel with strong character-building and prose that keeps you turning pages to learn the next confession.

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ISBN: 9780802128287
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Published: Grove Press - November 13th, 2018

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