THE NEW NOVEL BY THE AUTHOR OF THE TIGER'S WIFEA man searching for a home he can't find. A woman bound to a home she can't leave.
'A WONDER' Daily Mail
'SPARKLING' The Times
'EPIC' Entertainment Weekly
'A TRIUMPH' LitHub
'INFECTIOUS' Financial Times
'A MASTERPIECE' Sunday Express
NORA is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, biding her time with her youngest son - who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home - and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin - who communes with spirits.
LURIE is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.
This free-ranging tale of an American frontierswoman should have been on the Booker longlist... I'm already looking forward to whatever Obreht writes next. - Sunday Times
Magnificent . . . brings to mind Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude or Toni Morrison's Beloved. - Times Literary Supplement
Exquisite ... The historical detail is immaculate, the landscape exquisitely drawn; the prose is hard, muscular, more convincingly Cormac McCarthy than McCarthy himself ... [The] paranormal element reminds us strongly of George Saunders's Lincoln in the Bardo ... Inland also feels of a piece with another recent novel, Sarah Perry's Melmoth - The Observer