Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

Hemispheres

by Stephen Baker - £8.99  Atlantic Books (2012)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781848872219 | ISBN 10: 1848872216

Moving from the gas-flares of Teesside, to marine adventures in the South Atlantic, Hemispheres is a salutary and searing debut novel for anyone who enjoyed Kes and The Northern Clemency.
 
Growing up in a family of pub landlords, Danny spends his youth in Thatcher's Britain in the company of angry, disaffected men. His father, Yan, has not returned from the Falklands War, and Danny and his mother have no idea whether he is dead or has deserted. But Yan is very much alive: half a world away, on another rugged coast, a drunken game of poker sets him and a rag-tag band of deserters off on a punishing journey across the southern hemisphere.
 
Years later, Yan returns - whip-thin, weathered, and, he maintains, dying of cancer. For all his conflicted emotions, Danny is unable to walk away from the answers Yan can give him, from a last chance to understand his father and to say a final goodbye. Yan relates his story of migration in the patterned language of their shared passion for birding; the whirling of gulls and guillemots, ravens and herons, nightjars and lapwings...
 
Hemispheres is a gloriously ambitious debut novel of family, destiny, nature and coming home.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2019)

This website can't tell you if we have this in stock or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need this book urgently, or by a specific date, please use the enquiry link to ask about supply time.
  


In booklists: Writers By Surname - B, Historical Fiction,
In categories: Fiction, History & Biography,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page