Publication Date: 23/07/2021 ISBN: 9781913640200 Category:

The Hungry and the Lost

Bethany W. Pope

Publisher: Parthian Books
Publication Date: 23/07/2021 ISBN: 9781913640200 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£10.99

Quantity:

Description

New fiction from Bethany W. Pope – an LBA-winning author,
and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards

They were named by the Huffington Post as ‘one of the five
Expat poets to watch in 2016’.

Nicholas Lezard, writing for The Guardian, described their
latest poetry collection, Silage, as ‘literature as salvation’.

Edwardian Florida. The swamplands of Tampa provide a
tough but good living for those men hardy enough to brave the
weather and the wildness. There are ripe pickings to be had
in bird hunting; egret feathers plucked by the sack-full and
sent away to adorn rich city-women’s hats. Wives for these
rough hunters are ordered from catalogues, attractiveness
graded by cooking skills and hip-width.
When illness sweeps the area and the local minister dies,
his widow, his beloved Rose, succumbs to madness. His
daughter Joy must struggle to keep them both alive in what
has become a skeleton town, rotting into the swamp and
abandoned by all but the most ruthless.
Rich with visceral imagery, The Hungry and the Lost is a
novel in true Southern Gothic style, pitting the worlds of
myth and innocence against the rational grip of progress and
modernity.

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