NIGHT WATCH – 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner


NIGHT WATCH – 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner

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ISBN: 9780349727806
Title: NIGHT WATCH - 2024 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


'Breathtaking in both its scope and intensity' TAYARI JONES

'Shatteringly particular and audaciously universal' ALICE RANDALL

A mesmerising story about a mother and daughter seeking refuge in a mental asylum in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War.

In 1874, in the wake of the war, trauma haunts civilians and veterans, renegades and wanderers, freedmen and runaways. Twelve-year-old ConaLee and her mother, Eliza, who hasn't spoken in more than a year, arrive at the Trans-Allegh eny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, delivered to the hospital's entrance by a war vet eran who has forced himself into their lives. There, far from family, a beloved neighbour, and the mountain home they knew, they try to reclaim their lives.

The twin horrors of war and race rise to the surface as we learn their history: their flight to the highest mountain ridges of western Virginia; the disappearance of ConaLee's father, who left for the war and never returned. Meanwhile in the asylum, they begin to find a new path. ConaLee pretends to be her mother's maid; Eliza responds slowly to treatment. They get swept up in the life of the facility - the mystery behind the man they call the Night Watch; the child called Weed; the fearsome woman who runs the kitchen; the remarkable doctor at the head of the institution.

Epic, enthralling and meticulously crafted, Night Watch is a brilliant portrait of family endurance against all odds and a stunning chronicle of surviving war and its aftermath.

Imprint: FLEET
RRP: $32.99

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Weight 400 g
Dimensions 232 × 152 mm


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