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Five Rivers Met On a Wooded Plain

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another, where lives intertwine.

One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide - a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower - all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small-town life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Wonderful...I was hooked from the first page. It's real stuff." - Michael Frayn


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