A post-apocalyptic novel set a thousand years ago, The Wake tells the story of Buccmaster of Holland, a free farmer of Lincolnshire, owner of three oxgangs – a man clinging to the Old Gods as the world changes drastically around him. After losing his ons at the Battle of Hastings and his wife and home to the invading Normans, Buccmaster begins to gather together a band of ‘grene men,’ to take up arms and resist their brutal invaders.
Written in what the author calls ‘a shadow tongue’ – a version of Old English updates so as to be understandable for the modern reader – The Wake is a landmark in historical ficiton and looks set to become a modern classic.
Make sure you join us at 6pm on the 9th of September for a fantastic evening with the writer Paul Kingsnorth, who will talk and read from his last, extraordinary novel, Beast, defined as “a literary triumph” (Adam Thorpe, The Guardian), and a new step in the personal quest about language, landscape and the writing of Uncivilisation that began with The Wake. He will also give us insight on The Dark Mountain Project.
The Wake is available in store for €12.30. For more information, or to reserve a copy, simply contact us.