From one of Granta’s
Best Young British Novelists comes a stunningly insightful, emotionally
powerful novel about an outsider haunted by an inescapable past: a story of
loneliness and survival, guilt and loss, and the power of forgiveness.
Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a
craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her
disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is
how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off
one of the sheep and sounds a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the
woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable
beast. And there is also Jake’s past—hidden thousands of miles away and
years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her
back—a past that threatens to break into the present. With exceptional artistry
and empathy, All the Birds, Singing reveals an isolated life in all its
struggles and stubborn hopes, unexpected beauty, and hard-won redemption. Download and start listening now!