Stevie hasn't set foot in his home town for years, and he can't decide whether to let his family--what's left of them, anyway--know he's back. He wasn't the first to cut and run--in their own ways, his mother, his father, and his uncle all fled before he did--but should he be the first to come home?
Moving between Stevie's life as a construction worker in present-day Glasgow and the story of his parents when they were young, "The Walk Home" is a heartbreakingly powerful novel about the risks of love, and the madness and betrayals that can split a family. Gripping, haunting and, ultimately, hopeful, here is a piercingly honest story about the journey home--and the people there waiting for you.
About the Author
Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room won a Betty Trask Award and the "Los Angeles Times"'s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Seiffert has also received a David T. K. Wong award from PEN International. After living in Scotland and Germany, she now resides in London.
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