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Travelling in a Strange Land

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'One of Ireland's great novelists' Roddy Doyle

'Wrings the heart' Bernard MacLaverty

'A mighty book' Frank McGuinness

'Extraordinary, raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written' Lisa McInerney

AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

The world is shrouded in snow. With transport ground to a halt, Tom must venture out into a transformed and treacherous landscape to collect his son, sick and stranded in student lodgings. But on this solitary drive from Belfast to Sunderland, Tom will be drawn into another journey, one without map or guide, and is forced to chart pathways of family history haunted by memory and clouded in regret.

Travelling in a Strange Land is a work of exquisite loss and transformative grace. It is a novel about fathers and sons, grief, memory, family and love; about the gulfs that lie between us and those we love, and the wrong turns that we take on our way to find them.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A writer's writer. Park is to be commended for his great skill with language and emotion." - John Boyne

"An extraordinary novel, at once startling and quietly brilliant. David Park is a one of Ireland's great novelists and this is, perhaps, his best." - Roddy Doyle

"Extraordinary ... As raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written. Beautiful, too." - Lisa McInerney

"This is a father and son novel of rare intensity. We are taken on an unforgettable winter journey and, like in a skid, we have no idea which way we'll be facing by the end. He writes with a focus and precision which wrings the heart." - Bernard MacLaverty

"Somehow he writes with both grace and muscularity, and every page resounds with the sort of truthfulness that stirs deep recognitions in the reader." - Joseph O'Connor


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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Travelling in a Strange Land: Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year
Author(s): David Park
ISBN: 1-4088-9278-2 / 978-1-4088-9278-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Travelling in a Strange Land: Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year
Author(s): David Park
ISBN: 1-4088-9275-8 / 978-1-4088-9275-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Travelling in a Strange Land
Author(s): David Park
ISBN: 1-4088-9279-0 / 978-1-4088-9279-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Export
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Travelling in a Strange Land: Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year
Author(s): David Park
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU