Night Watch

9780349727806
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'Breathtaking in both its scope and intensity' TAYARI JONES

'Shatteringly particular and audaciously universal' ALICE RANDALL

'Gorgeous prose, attention to detail and masterful characters. Haunting storytelling and a refreshing look at history' KIRKUS, STARRED REVIEW

From one of our most accomplished novelists, a mesmerizing 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-Allegh­eny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, delivered to the hospital's entrance by a war vet­eran 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.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780349727806
BY (AUTHOR) Phillips, Jayne Anne
PUBLISHER : Little, Brown Book Group PUBLICATION DATE : September 19, 2023
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Fleet
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 232 mm x 152 mm
WEIGHT : 400 g

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