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The Bass Rock

(2020)
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'A modern gothic triumph. Spectacularly well-observed, profoundly disquieting and utterly riveting. Like all Evie Wyld's work it is startlingly insightful about psychological and physical abuse. It is a haunting, masterful novel.' -Max Porter

Surging out of the sea, the Bass Rock has for centuries watched over the lives that pass under its shadow on the Scottish mainland. And across the centuries the fates of three women are linked: to this place, to each other.

In the early 1700s, Sarah, accused of being a witch, flees for her life.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Ruth navigates a new house, a new husband and the strange waters of the local community.

Six decades later, the house stands empty. Viv, mourning the death of her father, catalogues Ruth's belongings and discovers her place in the past - and perhaps a way forward.

Each woman's choices are circumscribed, in ways big and small, by the men in their lives. But in sisterhood there is the hope of survival and new life. Intricately crafted and compulsively readable, The Bass Rock burns bright with anger and love.

*A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN AND GUARDIAN*

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Amazingly good. The Bass Rock will fill the air around you with angry ghosts and you will be glad to be in their company." - Adam Foulds

"Wyld is the most stupendous of writers, daring, heartfelt, explosive. The Bass Rock reminds us of all her power and brilliance, it thrums with an anger it is impossible not to feel." - Daisy Johnson

"A dark, gristly marvel of a novel. The Bass Rock held me in thrall from cover to cover. Evie Wyld is a gothic genius: her narrative of the violence inflicted on women throughout the centuries and the seething, female anger left in its wake left me with a deep sense of disquiet that will doubtless remain for years to come." - Hannah Kent

"A modern gothic triumph. Spectacularly well-observed, profoundly disquieting and utterly riveting. Like all Evie Wyld's work it is startlingly insightful about psychological and physical abuse. It is a haunting, masterful novel." - Max Porter

"The Bass Rock is a bewitching and atmospheric novel, laced with dread. It reveals the haunted house of society, with all its echoes of damaged and extinguished lives, but is also illuminated by beautiful observation about people, and the timelessness of their capacity for both violence and empathy." - James Scudamore


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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bass Rock: A Novel
Author(s): Evie Wyld
ISBN: 1-101-87188-1 / 978-1-101-87188-1 (USA edition)
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August 2021 : USA Paperback

Title: The Bass Rock: A Novel
Author(s): Evie Wyld
ISBN: 0-525-43270-1 / 978-0-525-43270-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Bass Rock
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bass Rock: A Novel
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Bass Rock
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Title: The Bass Rock
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Title: The Bass Rock
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Title: The Bass Rock: A Novel
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Title: The Bass Rock
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Title: The Bass Rock
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