The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3)

The Listeners Rethink New Novels Book May Ghosts haunt the woods and fields of Norfolk as Europe descends into full blown warfare William Abrehart a strange nature loving boy who hasn t spoken since the mysterious death of his fat

  • Title: The Listeners (Rethink New Novels Book 3)
  • Author: Edward Parnell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • May 1940 Ghosts haunt the woods and fields of Norfolk, as Europe descends into full blown warfare William Abrehart, a strange, nature loving boy who hasn t spoken since the mysterious death of his father, struggles to keep the promise he made to look after his withdrawn mother and older sisters Rachel, the eldest, is waiting for news from France of her soldier sweethearMay 1940 Ghosts haunt the woods and fields of Norfolk, as Europe descends into full blown warfare William Abrehart, a strange, nature loving boy who hasn t spoken since the mysterious death of his father, struggles to keep the promise he made to look after his withdrawn mother and older sisters Rachel, the eldest, is waiting for news from France of her soldier sweetheart, while Kate has designs on an airman stationed nearby Over the course of a momentous weekend, a complex family web of lies and self deception will unravel, as the past and present dramatically collide Drawing on the Gothic traditions of Walter de la Mare s poem of the same name, Edward Parnell s The Listeners is a dark, elegiac tale about grief, love and loss, and how we try to make sense of existence through stories and memories.

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    1. A wonderful novel set in May 1940 in which the Norfolk countryside and its wildlife plays an intergral and vivid role. It's a novel primarily about grief and loss, I think, and a family coming to terms with various strands of it. This is mirrored/foreshadowed in the vanishing wildlife depicted in the book - its nightingales, red-backed shrikes, farmland songbirds, turtle doves, elm and ash trees - that, in the early part of the 21st century, we know have now vanished from (or are in the process [...]

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