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The Fell

by Sarah Moss

Trade Paperback $32.99

$32.99

The Fell

by Sarah Moss

$32.99

$32.99

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine period, but she just can't take it anymore - the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know.

But Kate's neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate's son, soon realizes she's missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk - a breath of open air - falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation . . .

Unbearably suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before. Sarah Moss's novel is a story about compassion and kindness and what we must do to survive, and it will move you to tears.

PRAISE FOR THE FELL

'A slim, tense page turner that captures the weird melancholia of locked-down life but also the precious warmth of human connection. I gulped The Fell down in one sitting' Emma Donoghue

'With The Fell, Sarah Moss seems to have achieved the impossible: she has written a gripping, thoughtful and revelatory book about lockdown' Paula Hawkins

'Moss is the most brilliant writer. She deserves to win all the prizes' Joanna Trollope

'One of the best writers at work in Britain today' Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet

'A funny, savage novel' - Guardian

'Moss's star is firmly in the ascendant' - Guardian

'Absorbing . . . ingeniously done . . . there's an intoxicating flow to much of the writing . . . a humane, thoughtful reflection on the lockdown experience' - Scotsman

'One of our very best contemporary novelists' - Independent

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529085440
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 09/11/2021
  • Category: Derbyshire & Peak District
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Walking, hiking, trekking
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Thriller / suspense
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: $32.99

At dusk on a November evening in 2020 a woman slips out of her garden gate and turns up the hill. Kate is in the middle of a two week quarantine period, but she just can't take it anymore - the closeness of the air in her small house, the confinement. And anyway, the moor will be deserted at this time. Nobody need ever know.

But Kate's neighbour Alice sees her leaving and Matt, Kate's son, soon realizes she's missing. And Kate, who planned only a quick solitary walk - a breath of open air - falls and badly injures herself. What began as a furtive walk has turned into a mountain rescue operation . . .

Unbearably suspenseful, witty and wise, The Fell asks probing questions about the place the world has become since March 2020, and the place it was before. Sarah Moss's novel is a story about compassion and kindness and what we must do to survive, and it will move you to tears.

PRAISE FOR THE FELL

'A slim, tense page turner that captures the weird melancholia of locked-down life but also the precious warmth of human connection. I gulped The Fell down in one sitting' Emma Donoghue

'With The Fell, Sarah Moss seems to have achieved the impossible: she has written a gripping, thoughtful and revelatory book about lockdown' Paula Hawkins

'Moss is the most brilliant writer. She deserves to win all the prizes' Joanna Trollope

'One of the best writers at work in Britain today' Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet

'A funny, savage novel' - Guardian

'Moss's star is firmly in the ascendant' - Guardian

'Absorbing . . . ingeniously done . . . there's an intoxicating flow to much of the writing . . . a humane, thoughtful reflection on the lockdown experience' - Scotsman

'One of our very best contemporary novelists' - Independent

Author Information

Sarah Moss is the author of eight novels including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Summerwater, and Ghost Wall, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize. She has also written a memoir of her year living in Iceland. She was born in Glasgow and grew up in the north of England. After moving between Oxford, Canterbury, Reykjavik, west Cornwall and the Midlands, she now lives in Dublin, where she teaches English and creative writing at UCD.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

9 September 2022

As readers, we all have that one book that has shaped us. It's the well-thumbed favourite that is never too far from our bedside table, the life raft in a troubling time or the story that completely changed the course of our life. In this uplifting panel, some of our most voracious lovers of words share the books they hold closest to their hearts. Yangkaal poet and artist Maya Hodge, acclaimed poet Sarah Holland-Batt (The Jaguar), bestselling author Chloe Hooper (Bedtime Story), lauded English author Sarah Moss (The Fell) and Fulbright scholar and leading refugee advocate Abbas Nazari (After the Tampa) are joined in conversation by Kate Evans (The Bookshelf).

12:00 PM

The Wheeler Centre
The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne VIC 3000 Website



10 September 2022

The author of Ghost Wall and Summerwater, Sarah Moss has commanded recognition as one of Britain's leading novelists. Her newest page-turner, The Fell, is a scalpel-sharp and darkly funny story for our times, asking probing questions about what the world has become since the pandemic struck and what it was before. Appearing live in person, Moss talks with Kate Evans about her suspenseful tale of mutual responsibility, personal freedom and the ways in which these past few years have exposed the fault lines of a fraught social contract.

4:30 PM

State Library of Victoria
State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston St Melbourne VIC 3000 Website



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