The Watson family moves to Stoneygate, an old coal-mining
town, to care for Kit’s recently widowed grandfather. When Kit meets John
Askew, another boy whose family has both worked and died in the mines, Askew
invites Kit to join him in playing a game called “death.” As Kit’s grandfather
tells him stories of the mine’s past and the history of the Watson family,
Askew takes Kit into the mines, where the boys look to find the childhood
ghosts of their long-gone ancestors.
Written in haunting, lyrical prose, Kit’s Wilderness examines the bonds of family from one generation
to the next, and explores how meaning and beauty can be revealed from the
depths of darkness. Download and start listening now!