Gone to the Forest

Author(s): Katie M. Kitamura

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This is a gripping and psychologically intense novel about the destruction of a family a farm, and a way of life. Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, this second novel by one of international literature's rising young stars weaves a brilliant tale of family drama and political turmoil. Since his mother's death ten years earlier, Tom and his father have fashioned a strained peace on their family farm. Everything is frozen under the old man's vicious, relentless control - even, Tom soon discovers, his own future. When a young woman named Carine enters their lives, the complex triangle of intrigue and affection escalates the tension between the two men to the breaking point. After a catastrophic volcanic eruption ignites the nation's smoldering discontent into open revolution, Tom, his father, and Carine find themselves questioning their loyalties with one another and their determination to salvage their way of life.

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A gripping and psychologically intense novel about the destruction of a family, a farm, and a way of life.

"'The death-throes of a colonial world captured in dark, obsessive prose, punctuated by images of strange, surreal beauty: the falling ash, the river of dead fish. One thinks at times of both Coetzee and Gordimer, but Kitamura is very much her own writer, and makes you feel keenly the tragedy of her three lost souls' (Salman Rushdie)"

Katie Kitamura is based in New York and London. She has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wired and the Guardian, and is a regular contributor to Frieze. She was a finalist in the 2010 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut novel, The Longshot.

General Fields

  • : 9781846689239
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : The Clerkenwell Press
  • : December 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Katie M. Kitamura
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 196