Gone to the Forest

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Profile Books, Feb 14, 2013 - Fiction - 195 pages
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Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, this second novel by one of international literature's rising young stars weaves a brilliant tale of family drama and political turmoil.

Since his mother's death ten years earlier, Tom and his father have fashioned a strained peace on their family farm. Everything is frozen under the old man's vicious, relentless control - even, Tom soon discovers, his own future. When a young woman named Carine enters their lives, the complex triangle of intrigue and affection escalates the tension between the two men to breaking point. After a catastrophic volcanic eruption ignites the nation's smoldering discontent into open revolution, Tom, his father and Carine find themselves questioning their loyalties to one another and their determination to salvage their way of life.

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User Review  - SusieBookworm - LibraryThing

It took me a little while to get used to Kitamura's writing style, which is sparse and distant as well as rife with sentence fragments. The distance also made it difficult to connect emotionally with ... Read full review

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User Review  - brenda.youngerman - LibraryThing

This novel is written in such a way that it is difficult to tell whose point of view it is written from. It goes from past to present and back again; sometimes looking inward at the characters, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Katie Kitamura is based in New York and London. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Wired and the Guardian. She was a finalist in the 2010 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut novel, The Longshot.

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