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Distant Hills by Lydia Unsworth

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Distant Hills
Lydia Unsworth
154 pages
ISBN: 978-1-941918-73-9

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Fiction/Literature/Poetry/Travel

“A small tasty novel whose events bend language into thrilling shapes . . .”
—Ed Garland, author of Earwitness

Leaving behind the familiar hills of England, X makes for Europe with just her 75-litre backpack. She’s determined to find loneliness. And she does, sublimely on a new hilltop or painfully in a tone of disconnection. But she also finds companionship and separations. It is by committing herself to new people, new wilds, and new homes that X explores inner expanses. This is reflected in Unsworth’s outward-looking prose, which captures both fibrous detail and planetary speeds and motions. Unsworth’s debut novel is a testament to the versatility of language and of the human spirit.