Oakham, near Bruton, is a tiny village by a big river without a bridge. When a man is swept away by the river an explanation has to be found. The story is relayed by the village priest, John Reve, who in his role as confessor is privy to a lot of information that others have not. But will he be able to explain what happened to the victim? And what will happen if he can’t?
The stunning new novel from a Bailey’s Prize and Man Booker nominated author.
“Brave and intelligent...a mesmerising work.” INDEPENDENT, on The Wilderness
From the author of the acclaimed The Wilderness.