On the Black Hill

On the Black Hill

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The tale of identical twin brothers who toil on the family farm in the wild and vibrant land of Wales and experience the oddities, wonders, and tragedies of human experience.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 257 pages
  • 116.84 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0143119060
  • 9780143119067
  • 271,501

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A masterpiece, a chronicle of ordinary lives told with extraordinary insight. St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scene after scene is brought to life with an enraptured attention that causes them to glow with an almost visionary light. The New York Times Book Review Remarkable like a beautiful old quilt, made up of bright vivid patches, with scenes that surprise and delight and seem absolutely true. People A rare book, one of those splendid evocations of place made so justifiably famous by masters of the British novel in the past century: George Eliot, Hardy, Lawrence Houston Post "show more

About Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.show more

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1,842 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 30% (556)
4 42% (773)
3 23% (420)
2 4% (79)
1 1% (14)
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