Avalon

Nell Zink

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Published: 12th Jan '23

£14.99

She spends her days tending plants, slogging through high school and imagining what life could be if she had been born to a different family. Then she meets Peter-a charming, troubled college student from the East Coast – who launches his teaching career by initiating her into the world of art.

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SKU: 9780571376940

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‘A gorgeous love story and a hilarious political novel about precarity and abuse in the era of late capitalism.’ Neel Mukherjee, author of Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Lives of Others Bran’s Southern California upbringing is anything but traditional. After her mother abandons her and joins a Buddhist colony, Bran is raised by her ‘common-law stepfather’ on Bourdon Farms – a plant nursery that doubles as a cover for a biker gang. She spends her days tending plants, slogging through high school and imagining what life could be if she had been born to a different family. Then she meets Peter – a charming, troubled college student from the East Coast – who launches his teaching career by initiating her into the world of art. The two begin a seemingly doomed long-distance relationship as Bran searches for meaning in her own surroundings. She knows how to survive, but now she must learn how to live. ‘Zink’s confidence and authority as a writer are evident from Avalon’s killer first sentences.’ LA Times ‘Nell Zink sees America from abroad, in order to see Americans from within. Her gaze is clear and her funny is funny as hell.’ Joshua Cohen, author of Pulitzer Prize-winning The Netanyahus

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm
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