To the Pines

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In prohibition-era East Tennessee, the Hale family live an extremely limited existence. Pa works down the mine, dragging his exhausted body through life and bitterly mulling over the death of his wife; oldest son Billy indulges in blood sports with a brooding enthusiasm, bullying his two younger siblings as they try vainly to get the best from their days; Jesca edges excitedly into womanhood and dreams of escape; and the youngest child, Onie, mutely watches on as his family heads towards self-destruction. Claustrophobic, menacing and intensely-told, TO THE PINES builds towards a heartbreaking climax, before leading the reader through the chaotic fallout of the family’s ruin. TO THE PINES is a startling and accomplished debut novel, and one that underlines the importance of hope.‘A deeply compelling story of darkness and light, life and death, violence and redemption. Hauntingly lyrical and heart-wrenching, it is one of the most distinctive and original novels I’ve read for a very long time.’ Tricia Wastvedt, Author of The River and The German Boy

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Expired Deals To the Pines In prohibition-era East Tennessee, the Hale family live an extremely limited existence. Pa works down the mine, dragging his exhausted body through life and bitterly mulling over the death of his wife; oldest son Billy indulges in blood sports with a brooding enthusiasm, bullying his two younger siblings as they try vainly to get the best from their days; Jesca edges excitedly into womanhood and dreams of escape; and the youngest child, Onie, mutely watches on as his family heads towards self-destruction. Claustrophobic, menacing and intensely-told, TO THE PINES builds towards a heartbreaking climax, before leading the reader through the chaotic fallout of the family’s ruin. TO THE PINES is a startling and accomplished debut novel, and one that underlines the importance of hope.‘A deeply compelling story of darkness and light, life and death, violence and redemption. Hauntingly lyrical and heart-wrenching, it is one of the most distinctive and original novels I’ve read for a very long time.’ Tricia Wastvedt, Author of The River and The German Boy http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PqJ-KrDtL._SL160_.jpg
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