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The Colony

The Colony

Publisher : Faber & Faber
SKU: 9780571367603
R 320,00
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Maraid watches her son, James, striding out across the grass, a bottle of milk for each of their visitors in hand. her mother-in-law still knits socks for men who will never wear them. The visitors are here to paint, to record, to celebrate - so they say - this island and its purity, the language all but vanished across the water.
He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the sea. Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic experience. Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer. Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the other by capturing its speech, the language he hopes to preserve. But the people who live on this rock - three miles long and half-a-mile wide - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken and what is given in return. Soft summer days pass, and the islanders are forced to question what they value and what they desire. As the autumn beckons, and the visitors head home, there will be a reckoning.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571367603
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Audrey Magee
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 384
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 395
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He handed the easel to the boatman, reaching down the pier wall towards the sea. Mr Lloyd has decided to travel to the island by boat without engine - the authentic experience. Unbeknownst to him, Mr Masson will also soon be arriving for the summer. Both will strive to encapsulate the truth of this place - one in his paintings, the other by capturing its speech, the language he hopes to preserve. But the people who live on this rock - three miles long and half-a-mile wide - have their own views on what is being recorded, what is being taken and what is given in return. Soft summer days pass, and the islanders are forced to question what they value and what they desire. As the autumn beckons, and the visitors head home, there will be a reckoning.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780571367603
Publisher Faber & Faber
Contributor By (author) Audrey Magee
Publication Date 2022-02-03
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 384
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 395
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