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Reservoir 13

(2017)
(A book in the Reservoir series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
"The word "collage" implies something static and finally fixed, but the beauty of "Reservoir 13" is in fact rhythmic, musical, ceaselessly contrapuntal . . . A remarkable achievement [and a] subtle unravelling of what we think of as the conventional project of the novel." - James Wood, The New Yorker

"Fiercely intelligent. . . . [An] astonishing new novel . . . strange, daring, and very moving. . . . The book is a rare and dazzling feat of art." - George Saunders, The Paris Review Daily


Midwinter in an English village. A teenage girl has gone missing. Everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed.

As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a tragedy refuse to subside.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"Reservoir 13 is a masterfully paced and grippingly controlled read that finds the shadows, the wildness, in the ordinary heart of a community." - Colin Barrett

"Reservoir 13 is quite extraordinary - the way it's structured, the way it rolls, the skill with which Jon McGregor lets the characters breathe and age. It's like watching more than a decade of living from a slow-moving train." - Roddy Doyle

"If more proof were needed that Jon McGregor is one of the finest and most versatile novelists writing today, this is it." - Sarah Hall

"Absolutely magnificent; one of the most beautiful, affecting novels I've read in years. The prose is alive and ringing. There is so much space and life in every sentence. I don't know how he's done it. It's beautiful." - Eimear McBride

"Jon McGregor is a writer who will make a significant stamp on world literature. In fact, he already has." - Colum McCann

"John McGregor is one of the UK's most fascinating and versatile writers. The fact that most American readers have never heard of him does not speak well of us. Let's all buy his book NOW." - Gary Shteyngart

"If you don't yet know you should read novels by Jon McGregor, then I can't help you." - Evie Wyld


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reservoir 13: Limited Signed and Numbered Edition
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 0-00-823862-6 / 978-0-00-823862-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reservoir 13: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 0-00-820485-3 / 978-0-00-820485-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reservoir 13: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
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ISBN: 0-00-820489-6 / 978-0-00-820489-1 (UK edition)
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October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reservoir 13: A Novel
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-936787-70-9 / 978-1-936787-70-8 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reservoir 13: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
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ISBN: 0-00-820486-1 / 978-0-00-820486-0 (UK edition)
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reservoir 13: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 0-00-825772-8 / 978-0-00-825772-9 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: A Dragonlingsae Haunted Halloween and Night of the Demented Symbiots: Library Edition
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-5384-9053-6 / 978-1-5384-9053-2
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October 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Reservoir 13: A Novel
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-5384-9054-4 / 978-1-5384-9054-9
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October 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Reservoir 13
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ISBN: 1-5384-9055-2 / 978-1-5384-9055-6
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Reservoir 13
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Title: Reservoir 13
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Reservoir 13
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October 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Reservoir 13: A Novel
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April 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reservoir 13: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
Author(s): Jon McGregor
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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