by Paul Kingsnorth - £12.99 Faber & Faber (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571322077 | ISBN 10: 0571322077
The stunning new novel from the prize-winning author of The Wake.
'Come to a place like this . . . and you will understand soon enough that this world is a great animal, alive and breathing.'
Beast plunges you into the world of Edward Buckmaster, a man alone on a west-country moor. What he has left behind we don't yet know; what he faces is an existential battle with himself, the elements and with something he begins to see in the margins of his vision: some creature that is tracking him, the pursuit of which will become an obsession.
This is a vivid exploration of isolation, courage and the search for truth. Short, shocking and exhilarating, it confirms Paul Kingsnorth as one of our most daring and rewarding contemporary writers.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2016)