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Inland - Tea Obreht

Inland - Tea Obreht

Title: Inland

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Tea Obreht

ISBN:  9780297867067

Weight:  962 g



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Inland by Tea Obreht

The new novel by the author of The Tiger’s Wife


Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life – her husband who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument.  Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband’s seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits.

Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts.  He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West.

Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history.  It showcases all of Téa Obreht’s talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely – and unforgettably – her own.

Peer & Press Reviews

Obreht brings her extraordinarily intricate worldview, psychological and social acuity, descriptive artistry, and shrewd, witty, and zestful storytelling to another provocative inquiry into the mysteries of place, nature, and human complexities…  As her protagonists’ lives converge, Obreht inventively and scathingly dramatizes the delirium of the West – its myths, hardships, greed, racism, sexism, and violence – in a tornadic novel of stoicism, anguish, and wonder.

Booklist (starred review)

This free-ranging tale of an American frontierswoman should have been on the Booker longlist.

Claire Lowdon, Sunday Times

The unrelenting harshness of existence in the unsettled American West sharply focuses what Obreht refers to as ‘the uncertain and frightening textures of the world’ in this mesmerizing historical novel spun from two primary narrative threads…  The novel’s unforgettable finale, evocative and grimly symbolic, crystallizes its underlying themes of how inconsolable grief and unforgivable betrayal shape the circumstances that bind its characters to their fates.  Obreht knocks it out of the park in her second novel.

Publishers Weekly

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Title Inland
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)

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Awards and Media
Awards and prizes International Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 – shortlist
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9780297867067
ISBN 10 0297867067
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 368
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 163 x 41mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Michael Lionstar
Jacket illustration Tamara Ruiz

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