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The White Rock

(2022)
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF EXPECTATION

'So bold and wild, but controlled and fierce. It reminded me of Cloud Atlas, but it's very much itself. Stunning' Russell T. Davies, writer of It's A Sin
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Here it was that the ships sailed to San Francisco and further north.
Here the Yoeme prisoners would have disembarked.
Here the singer may have stood.
Here she stands.

She should never have come.

The White Rock stands, ancient and sacred, off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Four people, across four centuries, each navigating ruptures to the world they know, are irresistibly drawn to it.

2020: A British writer travels with her husband to give thanks for the birth of their child.
1969: An American rock star runs from the law in the final act of his self-destruction.
1907: A Yoeme girl is torn from her homeland and taken by force to the coast.
1775: A Spanish naval officer prepares to set sail to continue the conquest of the Pacific coast.

As the White Rock bears witness to the truth that they are not the first to face days of reckoning, is there still a chance they might not be the last?
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'Absolutely a story for our times, and a fiercely important one, too' Clover Stroud, author of The Red of my Blood

'I loved it . . . It is full of wisdom, intricate and emotional, and it will linger in my head for a long time' Dave Haslam, author of Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor

'
Poetic, philosophical and wildly captivating... I swam in this book and didn't want to come up for air.'
Emma Jane Unsworth, author of
Animals and Adults



Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Brilliant. A stunning book of extraordinary, audacious scale." - Sadie Jones

"The White Rock is a sublime, poetic, and visionary work of art." - Ron Rash

"I loved the sparseness, the moments of poetry, the quiet brutality. The voice throughout is fierce and graceful and utterly compelling; each central character is rich and beautifully pinpointed. It is her strongest work yet." - Melody Razak


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