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The Wake

(2014)
(The first book in the Buckmaster Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2014 and The Bookseller Industry Book of the Year Award 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.

A post-apocalyptic novel set a thousand years ago, The Wake tells the story of Buccmaster of Holland, a free farmer of Lincolnshire, owner of three oxgangs, a man clinging to the Old Gods as the world changes drastically around him. After losing his sons at the Battle of Hastings and his wife and home to the invading Normans, Buccmaster begins to gather together a band of 'grene men', who take up arms to resist their brutal invaders.

Written in a 'shadow tongue' - a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable for the modern reader - The Wake is a landmark in historical fiction and looks set to become a modern classic.



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Hardback Editions

April 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-908717-86-6 / 978-1-908717-86-3 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wake: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-55597-717-0 / 978-1-55597-717-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wake (Buckmaster Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-78352-098-1 / 978-1-78352-098-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Unbound
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July 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-908717-85-8 / 978-1-908717-85-6 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-5159-0142-4 / 978-1-5159-0142-6
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
ISBN: 1-5159-5142-1 / 978-1-5159-5142-1
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wake: A Novel
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wake
Author(s): Paul Kingsnorth
Publisher: Unbound
Availability: Amazon UK