A Japanese girl comes to a Norfolk farm in the 1970s to visit her English lover in the house where he was born.
She arrives on a perfect summer’s day and watches as his brother walks fields of ripening wheat. But between the two brothers lies the shadow of their father’s violent death almost twenty years before, the unresolved narrative of their childhood – a story that began in the last war. The old trauma begins to surface as the work of the harvest begins.
The Consequences of War
A couple of years ago, a publisher sent me a pre-publication copy of a novel by Georgina Harding. I’m so glad she did for otherwise I might never have come across the work of an outstanding writer,...Read more