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The Long Take

(2018)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018

Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018

A noir narrative written with the intensity and power of poetry, The Long Take is one of the most remarkable - and unclassifiable - audiobooks of recent years.

Walker is a D-Day veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; he can't return home to rural Nova Scotia, and looks instead to the city for freedom, anonymity and repair. As he moves from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco we witness a crucial period of fracture in American history, one that also allowed film noir to flourish. The Dream had gone sour but - as those dark, classic movies made clear - the country needed outsiders to study and dramatise its new anxieties.

While Walker tries to piece his life together, America is beginning to come apart: deeply paranoid, doubting its own certainties, riven by social and racial division, spiralling corruption and the collapse of the inner cities. The Long Take is about a good man, brutalised by war, haunted by violence and apparently doomed to return to it - yet resolved to find kindness again, in the world and in himself.

Robin Robertson's The Long Take is a work of thrilling originality.



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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Long Take: A noir narrative
Author(s): Robin Robertson
ISBN: 0-525-65521-2 / 978-0-525-65521-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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February 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Robin Robertson
ISBN: 1-5098-4688-3 / 978-1-5098-4688-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : Paperback

Title: The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Robin Robertson
ISBN: 1-5290-1728-9 / 978-1-5290-1728-1
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Robin Robertson
ISBN: 1-5098-8625-7 / 978-1-5098-8625-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
ISBN: 1-4870-0624-1 / 978-1-4870-0624-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Take: A noir narrative
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Anansi International
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Take
Author(s): Robin Robertson
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU