She'd never thought of a motorway before, its strange effect, never appreciated the magnetic pull of it, how it emptied you out then filled you up with a sort of nothing.
You could be anyone on a motorway, whatever you wanted.
Alice is just twenty when she becomes involved with Louis, a brooding, older man who has spent his life building some of the first motorways to stretch across the landscapes of England. With a child on the way, the couple set off on the road together, determined to carve out a life for themselves off the beaten track.
But as their son grows older, he begins to question his parents' philosophy and the sacrifices they make in order to live on their own terms. Caught between the draw of the past and a dream of new community, their fates are transformed by chance encounters, patterns unfolding like lines across a map.
Told in searing, lyrical prose, Beneath the Trees of Eden is a powerful rumination on the possibility for salvation, the people and places we find ourselves tethered to, and the things that get left behind.
Höhe: 234 mm
Breite: 153 mm
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Tim Binding was born in Germany in 1947. He is the author of In the Kingdom of Air, A Perfect Execution, Island Madness, On Ilkley Moor, Anthem, Man Overboard, The Champion and the children's book Sylvie and the Songman. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.
Binding's performance displays something close to perfect pitch ... A tremendous empathetic achievement - and vastly entertaining -- Praise for 'Man Overboard' * Evening Standard * Binding fashions a convincing picture of a restless post-war world ... A consistently entertaining and resourceful novel -- D. J. Taylor, Praise for 'Man Overboard' * Guardian *