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A Line Made By Walking

(2017)
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Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017

‘When I finished Sara Baume’s new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honesty, its agility, its beauty, its invention. Baume is a writer of outstanding grace and style. She writes beyond the time we live in.’ Colum McCann

Struggling to cope with urban life – and with life in general – Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on ‘turbine hill’ that has been vacant since her grandmother’s death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded by nature, that she hopes to regain her footing in art and life. She spends her days pretending to read, half-listening to the radio, failing to muster the energy needed to leave the safety of her haven. Her family come and go, until they don’t and she is left alone to contemplate the path that led her here, and the smell of the carpet that started it all.

Finding little comfort in human interaction, Frankie turns her camera lens on the natural world and its reassuring cycle of life and death. What emerges is a profound meditation on the interconnectedness of wilderness, art and individual experience, and a powerful exploration of human frailty.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Unflinching, at times uncomfortable, and always utterly compelling, A Line Made By Walking is among the best accounts of grief, loneliness and depression that I have ever read." - Lucy Caldwell

"When I finished Sara Baume's new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honesty, its agility, its beauty, its invention." - Colum McCann

"After a remarkable and deservedly award-winning debut, here is a novel of uniqueness, wonder, recognition, poignancy, truth-speaking, quiet power, strange beauty and luminous bedazzlement. Once again, I’ve been Baumed." - Joseph O'Connor


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April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Line Made by Walking
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 0-544-71695-7 / 978-0-544-71695-7 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Line Made By Walking: Sara Baume
Author(s): Sara Baume
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Line Made by Walking
Author(s): Sara Baume
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Line Made By Walking
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ISBN: 0-09-959275-4 / 978-0-09-959275-4 (UK edition)
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January 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Line Made By Walking
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 1-78515-040-5 / 978-1-78515-040-1 (UK edition)
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November 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Line Made by Walking
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November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Line Made by Walking, A
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 1-5436-2755-2 / 978-1-5436-2755-8 (USA edition)
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Title: A Line Made by Walking
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April 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Line Made by Walking: A Novel
Author(s): Sara Baume
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February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Line Made By Walking
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