Jo Baker The Undertow

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The Undertow

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"Richly evocative . . . Places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging British literary talent." --"Time Out London
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"Some writers let you know you're in safe hands from the start, and Jo Baker is one of them. Stretching from the First World War to the present day, this drama-rich saga unfolds as a series of intimate family portraits . . . There are gripping set-pieces, from childbirth to battlefield, all related in cut-glass prose and embedded with telling period detail." --"The Independent"

"Jo Baker is a novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling . . . She skilfully delineates the currents of social change and the essential human drama that persists: the intertwining of love and grief, the moments of ecstasy that transfigure banality, and the painful throb of personal loyalty. She writes with conviction and an eye for pregnant detail. The result is an agile, keenly observed novel that evokes the minuscule rewards and disappointments of the everyday." --"Financial Times"

"Deeply affecting . . . This is a sweeping drama with real emotional depth . . . The novel has cumulative force, the final chapters impressing most. Baker infuses her fluid, descriptive prose with a brilliantly generous squirt of smells [and sensations]." --"Daily Mail"
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"A poignant, emotionally intense read that illuminates the legacies of love and loss for ordinary people." --"Marie Claire"

"An emotionally involving story [whose] scenes ring true . . . Baker tackles "Boy's Own "subjects--war, cycle racing, great escapes--with impressive confidence. Yet the book's most moving moment is not amid the tragedy of war but in a quiet little scene between a teenage boy and his half-sister." --"The Observer"
""The Undertow, "so deeply and richly imagined, " "is" "one of those books that make you forget to turn off the bedside light. I found myself thinking, "just one more page," and then, "just one more chapter. "If what you love is a larger-than-life story with epic dimensions that pulls you in and won't let you go, this is your book." --Kim Barnes, author of "In the Kingdom of Men"
"Richly evocative . . . Places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging British literary talent." --"Time Out London
"
"Some writers let you know you're in safe hands from the start, and Jo Baker is one of them. Stretching from the First World War to the present day, this drama-rich saga unfolds as a series of intimate family portraits . . . There are gripping set-pieces, from childbirth to battlefield, all related in cut-glass prose and embedded with telling period detail." --"The Independent "(UK)
"Jo Baker is a novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling . . . She skilfully delineates the currents of social change and the essential human drama that persists: the intertwining of love and grief, the moments of ecstasy that transfigure banality, and the painful throb of personal loyalty. She writes with conviction and an eye for pregnant detail. The result is an agile, keenly observed novel that evokes the minuscule rewards and disappointments of the everyday." --"Financial Times"
"Deeply affecting . . . This is a sweeping drama with real emotional depth . . . The novel has cumulative force, the final chapters impressing most. Baker infuses her fluid, descriptive prose with a brilliantly generous squirt of smells [and sensations]." --"Daily Mail" (UK)
" "
"A poignant, emotionally intense read that illuminates the legacies of love and loss for ordinary people." --"Marie Claire"
"An emotionally involving story [whose] scenes ring true . . . Baker tackles "Boy's Own "subjects--war, cycle racing, great escapes--with impressive co

"We're in love with the intricate, sensitive historical novel "The Undertow."" --Oprah.com (Book of the Week)
"Gripping . . . This portrait of four generations of a British family is emotionally powerful . . . Baker is skilled at evoking not only the distinctive social circumstances of the settings but the essential nature of each character . . . You can't walk away from her book." --"New York Times Book Review
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"Moving but never sentimental . . . "The Undertow" has a quiet, cumulative power; you read it not quite realizing how it's burrowing under your skin . . . 'The whole world in a little room, ' says Amelia to William in the book's early pages, speaking of the miraculous way that cinema can capture a moment and show it anywhere. It's a description that applies nicely to the experience of reading this novel, as well." --"Seattle Times
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"An engaging novel. The Hastings family must fend off adversity of all kinds and from every side. Their challenges--so movingly detailed here--provide a profound sense of the whole tumultuous century." --"Washington Post""
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"Richly evocative . . . Places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging British literary talent." --"Time Out London
"
"Poignant . . . An exceptional 20th-century saga . . . Intricate, but never dull, Baker's U.S. debut is a four-generational span of extraordinary history and ordinary lives, eloquent about the unshared interior worlds of individuals even when connected by the closest of bonds . . . This searchingly observant work captures a huge terrain of personal aspiration against a shifting historical and social background. Impressive." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
""The Undertow, " so deeply and richly imagined, " "is" "one of those books that make you forget to turn off the bedside light. I found myself thinking, "just one more page," and then, "just one more chapter. "If what you love is a larger-than-life story with epic dimensions that pulls you in and wo

"Gripping. . . . Emotionally powerful. . . . Baker is skilled at evoking not only the distinctive social circumstances of the settings but the essential nature of each character. . . . You can't walk away from her book."
--"The""New York Times Book Review"
"Jo Baker is a novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling. . . . [She] skillfully delineates the currents of social change and the essential human drama that persists. . . . The result is an agile, keenly observed novel that evokes the minuscule rewards and disappointments of the everyday."
--"The""Financial Times"
"Engaging . . . . The Hastings family must fend off adversity of all kinds and from every side. Their challenges--so movingly detailed here--provide a profound sense of the whole tumultuous century." --"The""Washington Post
"
"A poignant, emotionally intense read that illuminates the legacies of love and loss for ordinary people."
--"Marie Claire"
"Moving but never sentimental. . . . "The Undertow" has a quiet, cumulative power; you read it not quite realizing how it's burrowing under your skin."
--"The""Seattle Times
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"Intricate, sensitive. . . . What is the legacy of four generations of loss? For Americans without a direct link to the current conflicts overseas or who get their war news from TV and Twitter, the question can seem like a distant concept. . . . However, this tightly crafted English novel, tracing a family from World War I to Iraq, brings it to life."
--Oprah.com (Book of the Week)
"Some writers let you know you're in safe hands from the start, and Jo Baker is one of them. . . . This drama-rich saga unfolds as a series of intimate family portraits. . . . There are gripping set-pieces, from childbirth to battlefield, all related in cut-glass prose and embedded with telling period detail."
--"The Independent
"
"Emotionally charged. . . . Baker's saga about four generations of the British Hastings family, beginning with a young William sailing off to WWI, explores the effects of war, poverty, dreams, and the difficulties of love."
--"Publishers Weekly
"
"Richly evocative . . . Its fast-flowing style, sparky dialogue and lean narrative hops through decades, taking in wars, deaths, births, hardships and dark family secrets. . . . Well crafted and highly readable, "[The Undertow]" places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging British literary talent."
--"Time Out London"
"Deeply affecting. . . . A sweeping drama with real emotional depth."
--"Daily Mail"
"An exceptional 20th-century saga. . . . A four-generational span of extraordinary history and ordinary lives, eloquent about the unshared interior worlds of individuals even when connected by the closest of bonds. . . . This searchingly observant work captures a huge terrain of personal aspiration against a shifting historical and social background. Impressive."
--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred)
""The Undertow, " so deeply and richly imagined, " "is" "one of those books that make you forget to turn off the bedside light. I found myself thinking, "just one more page," and then, "just one more chapter. "If what you love is a larger-than-life story with epic dimensions that pulls you in and won't let you go, this is your book."
--Kim Barnes, author of "In the Kingdom of Men"

Gripping. . . . Emotionally powerful. . . . Baker is skilled at evoking not only the distinctive social circumstances of the settings but the essential nature of each character. . . . You can t walk away from her book.
The New York Times Book Review
Jo Baker is a novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling. . . . [She] skillfully delineates the currents of social change and the essential human drama that persists. . . . The result is an agile, keenly observed novel that evokes the minuscule rewards and disappointments of the everyday.
The Financial Times
Engaging . . . . The Hastings family must fend off adversity of all kinds and from every side. Their challenges so movingly detailed here provide a profound sense of the whole tumultuous century. The Washington Post

A poignant, emotionally intense read that illuminates the legacies of love and loss for ordinary people.
Marie Claire
Moving but never sentimental. . . .The Undertowhas a quiet, cumulative power; you read it not quite realizing how it s burrowing under your skin.
The Seattle Times

Intricate, sensitive. . . . What is the legacy of four generations of loss? For Americans without a direct link to the current conflicts overseas or who get their war news from TV and Twitter, the question can seem like a distant concept. . . . However, this tightly crafted English novel, tracing a family from World War I to Iraq, brings it to life.
Oprah.com (Book of the Week)
Some writers let you know you re in safe hands from the start, and Jo Baker is one of them. . . . This drama-rich saga unfolds as a series of intimate family portraits. . . . There are gripping set-pieces, from childbirth to battlefield, all related in cut-glass prose and embedded with telling period detail.
The Independent

Emotionally charged. . . . Baker s saga about four generations of the British Hastings family, beginning with a young William sailing off to WWI, explores the effects of war, poverty, dreams, and the difficulties of love.
Publishers Weekly

Richly evocative . . . Its fast-flowing style, sparky dialogue and lean narrative hops through decades, taking in wars, deaths, births, hardships and dark family secrets. . . . Well crafted and highly readable, [The Undertow] places Baker at the top end of the list of emerging British literary talent.
Time Out London
Deeply affecting. . . . A sweeping drama with real emotional depth.
Daily Mail

An exceptional 20th-century saga. . . . A four-generational span of extraordinary history and ordinary lives, eloquent about the unshared interior worlds of individuals even when connected by the closest of bonds. . . . This searchingly observant work captures a huge terrain of personal aspiration against a shifting historical and social background. Impressive.
Kirkus Reviews(starred)
The Undertow, so deeply and richly imagined, isone of those books that make you forget to turn off the bedside light. I found myself thinking, just one more page, and then, just one more chapter.If what you love is a larger-than-lifestory with epic dimensions that pulls you in and won t let you go, this is your book.
Kim Barnes, author ofIn the Kingdom of Men

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Reseña del editor:

The American debut of an enthralling new voice in fiction a vivid, indelibly told novel that follows four generations of a family against the backdrop of a century of turmoil.
The Undertow traces the lives of the Hastings family, from the eve of the First World War to the present day: William, a young factory worker preparing to join the navy; his son Billy, who cycles into the D-Day landings; his grandson Will, an Oxford professor in the 1960s; and his great-granddaughter, Billie, an artist in contemporary London. Here Jo Baker reveals the Hastings legacy of choices made, chances lost, and truths long buried in what is an enthralling story of inheritance, fate, passion, and what it means to truly break free of the past.

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