The Long Dry by Cynan Jones

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Its climactic event is a death in the family that Jones attenuates to heartbreaking length. Yet for all that, the book has a poetic, elemental feel that’s enlivening even when the mood is at its lowest ebb.
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A search through the countryside for a lost cow becomes a metaphor for an aging and changing marriage about to be set upon by hard times. In his first, very short novel, set over the course of one difficlut day on a farm in Wales, the Welsh author offsets small barnyard crises with simmering marital tensions. . . A budding talent.""--Kirkus Reviews. A powerful and highly recommended debut.""--Library Journal.
 

About Cynan Jones

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Cynan Jones is a writer whose work has appeared in Richard & Judy's Winning Stories and Urban Welsh.
 
Published March 13, 2017 by Coffee House Press. 138 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mark Athitakis on Apr 07 2017

Its climactic event is a death in the family that Jones attenuates to heartbreaking length. Yet for all that, the book has a poetic, elemental feel that’s enlivening even when the mood is at its lowest ebb.

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