A starkly stunning writer presents new work, in one of the most eagerly awaited and acclaimed new novels of 2018. Carys Davies is the author of this stunning debut novel, West, a mythic and eerie depiction of the vast possibilities of the American frontier, the desire for knowledge and the pull of home. Davies has written two collections of short stories, Some New Ambush and The Redemption of Galen Pike, which won the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.
In conversation with Jan Carson
not a word is wasted in this tale of American exploration that holds tragedy and comedy in delicate balance