All library locations are closed Monday, Dec 24 and Tuesday, Dec 25 for the Christmas holiday.

The wake: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." --Eimear McBride, New Statesman In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal. English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head. What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers. In The Wake , a postapocalyptic novel set a thousand years in the past, Paul Kingsnorth brings this dire scenario back to us through the eyes of the unforgettable Buccmaster, a proud landowner bearing witness to the end of his world. Accompanied by a band of like-minded men, Buccmaster is determined to seek revenge on the invaders. But as the men travel across the scorched English landscape, Buccmaster becomes increasingly unhinged by the immensity of his loss, and their path forward becomes increasingly unclear. Written in what the author describes as "a shadow tongue"--a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable to the modern reader-- The Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past. A tale of lost gods and haunted visions, The Wake is both a sensational, gripping story and a major literary achievement.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0dd87386-3a2b-83ff-00d7-fbd46e801538
Grouping Title wake
Grouping Author kingsnorth paul
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-17 22:54:26PM
Last Indexed 2018-12-18 00:08:56AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Vance, Simon.
author Kingsnorth, Paul,
author2-role Vance, Simon., hoopla digital.
author_display Kingsnorth, Paul
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description After his sons are killed at the Battle of Hastings and his family and farm are destroyed by the Norman invaders, Buckmaster leads a group of fighters on a quest of revenge.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 0dd87386-3a2b-83ff-00d7-fbd46e801538
isbn 9781515921424, 9781555977177, 9781555979072
item_details hoopla:MWT11556078||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||||Available Online||||, ils:CARL0000467808|35192047840495|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Kingsno|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, overdrive:e8b79064-7728-458a-bbd0-52f97ccb8b11|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-12-18T06:08:56.076Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Kingsno
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781555977177
publishDate 2015, 2016
record_details hoopla:MWT11556078|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2016.|1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 50 min.)) : digital., ils:CARL0000467808|Book|Books||English|Graywolf Press,|[2015]|365 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:e8b79064-7728-458a-bbd0-52f97ccb8b11|eBook|eBook||English|Graywolf Press|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:e8b79064-7728-458a-bbd0-52f97ccb8b11 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000467808 35192047840495 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
hoopla:MWT11556078 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
series Buckmaster trilogy
series_with_volume Buckmaster trilogy|1
subject_facet Anglo-Saxons -- Fiction, England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- 1066-1687 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Military occupation -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction
title_display The wake : a novel
title_full The Wake A Novel, The wake : a novel / Paul Kingsnorth, The wake : a novel [electronic resource] / Paul Kingsnorth
title_short The wake :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Anglo-Saxons, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History, Literature, Loss (Psychology), Military occupation, Revenge, Social conditions