Wheelers Books
The Colony: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

The Colony: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export - Airside ed)

By Magee, Audrey

  • RRP: $32.99
  • $25.73
  • Save $7.26
  • In Stock At Supplier

Maraid watches her son, James, striding out across the grass, a bottle of milk for each of their visitors in hand. His father, grandfather and uncle are all lost to the sea; her mother-in-law still knits socks for men who will never wear them. The visitors are here to paint, to r...ecord, to celebrate - so they say - this island and its purity, the language all but vanished across the water. They pay of course but what, some wonder, will they cost? Maraid has lost so much already it's hard to know what she might still have to lose. And yet, as fathers are shot at their kitchen tables and grandmothers are killed at the bus stop how do you even ask such a question - let alone answer it? Some think Maraid may be giving what they can't afford. At the end of the summer, as the visitors head home, there will be a reckoning.
Read more

ISBN 9780571367603
Released NZ 16 Mar 2022
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Availability
335 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780571367603
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 16 Mar 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Export - Airside ed
Author(s) By Magee, Audrey
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 395g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

TOP