The Long Dry by Cynan Jones

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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.

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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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(Jones uses his grandfather’s tape-recorded memories as source material.) Gareth and his wife Kate have a teenage son, Dylan, and a small daughter, Emmy, whose father (we infer) is a farmhand who Kate grabbed in a spasm of lust she has regretted ever since.

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FICTION: Cynan Jones' "The Long Dry" finds poetry and gallows humor in the story of a Welsh farmer.

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Nashville Public Library

The Long Dry is an accurate rendering of the intrinsic beauty and mysticism country life.

Jun 15 2009 | Read Full Review of The Long Dry

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