Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney is a modern classic set on England’s northwest coast, it is a tale that sucks you in like the tide and envelops you in a thick fog which’ll keep you guessing which way the story will turn next.
If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney - that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest.
It was impossible to truly know the place. It changed with each influx and retreat, and the neap tides would reveal the skeletons of those who thought they could escape its insidious currents. No one ever went near the water. No one apart from us, that is.(Amazon)
I can't remember a more confident debut: a mingling of horror, domestic strife and metaphysical ambiguities set against an arrestingly vivid landscape. Brilliant (Adam Thorpe)
- Publishing Details:
- John Murray, 2015