Publication Date: 11/11/2021 ISBN: 9781529083224 Category:
Signed copies with pre orders. Limited availability!

The Fell

Sarah Moss

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication Date: 11/11/2021 ISBN: 9781529083224 Category:




Acclaimed author of Summerwater and Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss is back with a sharply observed and darkly funny novel for our times.

‘A tense page turner . . . I gulped The Fell down in one sitting’ – Emma Donoghue
‘Gripping, thoughtful and revelatory’ – Paula Hawkins
‘This slim, intense masterpiece is one of my best books of the year’ – Rachel Joyce
‘Her work is as close to perfect as a novelist’s can be’ The Times

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two-week quarantine period, but she just can’t take it any more – the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know.

But Kate’s neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate’s son, soon realizes she’s missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk – a breath of open air – falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation . . .

Unbearably suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before. This novel is a story about compassion and kindness and what we must do to survive, and it will move you to tears.

‘One of our very best contemporary novelists’ – Independent

Publisher Review

A slim, tense pageturner that captures the weird melancholia of locked-down life but also the precious warmth of human connection. I gulped The Fell down in one sitting — Emma Donoghue A masterfully tense, deeply empathetic novel about lives stilled and re-examined, and the uncertainty and danger of the world that surrounds them. I was completely riveted by the central questions of its narrative, and by its tender, insightful exploration of the times we are living through — Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From One of the best writers at work in Britain today — Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet Moss’s star is firmly in the ascendant * Guardian * One of our very best contemporary novelists * Independent * Moss is the most brilliant writer. She deserves to win all the prizes — Joanna Trollope

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations

  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible