The Slowworm's Song

The Slowworm's Song

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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released March 3, 2022
ISBN 9781529354195

£18.99

By the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, a profound and tender tale of guilt, a search for atonement and the hard, uncertain work of loving.

An ex-soldier and recovering alcoholic living quietly in Somerset, Stephen Rose has just begun to form a bond with the daughter he barely knows when he receives a summons - to an inquiry into an incident during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

It is the return of what Stephen hoped he had outdistanced. Above all, to testify would jeopardise the fragile relationship with his daughter. And if he loses her, he loses everything.

Instead, he decides to write her an account of his life; a confession, a defence, a love letter. Also a means of buying time. But time is running out, and the day comes when he must face again what happened in that faraway summer of 1982.

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Andrew Miller

Miller was born in Bristol. He grew up in the West Country and has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France. He was educated at Dauntsey's School,and after gaining a first-class degree in English at at Middlesex Polytechnic, completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 1991.

In 1995 he wrote a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. For his first book, Ingenious Pain, he received three awards, the James Tait Black Memorial Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award; and the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy.

Miller currently lives in Withal Friary in Somerset.

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