WINNNER OF THE CROOK'S CORNER BOOK PRIZE 2016
'This is a great love story' Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story
Wendell Wilson, a taxidermist, and Frank Clifton, a veteran, meet after the Second World War. But, in this declining textile town in a southern US state, their love holds real danger. Severing nearly all ties with the rest of the world, they carve out a home for themselves on the outskirts of town. For decades, their routine of self-reliant domesticity – Wendell's cooking, Frank's care for a yard no one sees, and the vicarious drama of courtroom TV – seems to protect them.
But when Wendell finds Frank lying motionless
| 272 pages
10 Aug 2017
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
London, United Kingdom