The Silver Wind

The Silver Wind

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Named as one of `50 Writers You Should Read Now' by The Guardian. From the award-winning author of The Rift, Nina Allan, The Silver Wind is a remarkable narrative exploring the nature of time itself.

A powerful tale of time travel, time lost, time regained and time disrupted. In this remarkable narrative, watches and clocks become time machines, vehicles to explore alternate realities, the unreliability of memory and roads not taken.

Martin and Dora Newland - sometimes siblings, sometimes lovers and sometimes friends, both subject to the tricks and turns of time and fate. Owen Andrews - watchmaker, time traveller, government agent. Their stories interlock and interweave like the perfectly honed cogs of a watch mechanism to reveal an unsettling world of missed opportunities, broken connections and personal losses.

Award-winning author of The Rift and The Dollmaker, Nina Allan once again demonstrates that she is a storyteller at the height of her powers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 22.86mm | 368g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789091691
  • 9781789091694
  • 464,783

Review quote

"A twisting, haunting work of speculative fantasy, pulsing with the dull ache of a fading dream and intoxicating its audience with disorienting what-ifs.... Working through the eerie and mysterious locations of Nina Allan's book requires concentration, imagination, and an eye for detail, but all are rewarded. This funky trek through time should not be missed." --Foreword Review

"Allan's prose is consistently ultra-lucid; unsentimental yet capable of evoking deep emotions; and simultaneously full of gravitas and the quotidian muck and mire of life. The characters in all their permutations are totally believable, and a sense of life's multifarious possibilities-traps and evasions-radiates off them. Of course, the very architecture of the book brilliantly embodies and reflects the physics and metaphysics of her conception of time as well. Readers who cherish Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus for its insidiously thrilling mind games now finally have a volume to stand proudly alongside that classic." - Locus

"uncanny, strange, gripping" - BookRiot

"A thoroughly thought-provoking deja vu experience" - BookRiot
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About Nina Allan

Nina Allan has won the BSFA Award for Short Fiction, the prestigious Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire, and the Aeon Award. She has been shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award four times and was a finalist for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award.
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Rating details

211 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 24% (50)
4 39% (82)
3 25% (53)
2 9% (19)
1 3% (7)
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