The Island of Lost Souls

The Island of Lost Souls

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A fugitive turns up at a young widow's door. Finn is a draft dodger. Afraid of dying and opposed to the war, he could see no way out until a stranger slipped him a calling card for an anti-draft network. Now on the run, he has the promise of a new identity and a new life, but if he is caught, the punishment will be brutal. Then he meets Bryher. Thrown together by war, united in grief, they take a chance on one another: a chance that could make or break more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 226g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747585857
  • 9780747585855
  • 1,535,976

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'Comparisons with Ian McEwan and Iain Banks are inevitable but also justified' Literary Review 'Bedford is a clever, provocative writer, delivering writing that is interesting, nervewracking, bold, unusual, stylish, never complacent and always intelligent' Mary Loudon, The Times 'This novel thrills, it breaks your heart. Above all, it makes you glad you learned to read' Yorkshire Evening Post '[A] promising look into a possible British tomorrow' Guardianshow more

About Martyn Bedford

Martyn Bedford's previous novels, Acts of Revision, Exit, Orange & Red, The Houdini Girl and Black Cat, have been translated into twelve languages. He teaches creative writing at Manchester University and is a fiction critic for the Literary Review. He lives in West Yorkshire with his wife and two young more

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23 ratings
2.91 out of 5 stars
5 13% (3)
4 17% (4)
3 30% (7)
2 26% (6)
1 13% (3)
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