• Birnam Wood
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Birnam Wood

General Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Birnam Wood
Bear with it, you will be glad you did
This took a while to heat up, about 75% of the book was all plot and not a lot of action, but when that started it was really faced paced and not easily pu... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor
Birnam Wood
Slowly builds to a thrillingly unexpected climax!
Phew! Not really sure what to make of that, if I'm honest. What I can say is that it's very well written, the characters are complex and believable, and th... READ MORE
Sean Farrell
Birnam Wood
Social issues and engaging characters!
Catton has an incredible skill for dialogue, engaging with social issues and realistic dynamics that made me feel like I was reading the interactions of a ... READ MORE
Morgan at Exeter Roman Gate

Synopsis

Birnam Wood is on the move... Five years ago, Mira Bunting founded a guerrilla gardening group: Birnam Wood. An undeclared, unregulated, sometimes-criminal, sometimes-philanthropic gathering of friends, this activist collective plants crops wherever no one will notice, on the sides of roads, in forgotten parks, and neglected backyards. For years, the group has struggled to break even. Then Mira stumbles on an answer, a way to finally set the group up for the long term: a landslide has closed the Korowai Pass, cutting off the town of Thorndike. Natural disaster has created an opportunity, a sizable farm seemingly abandoned. But Mira is not the only one interested in Thorndike. Robert Lemoine, the enigmatic American billionaire, has snatched it up to build his end-times bunker - or so he tells Mira when he catches her on the property. Intrigued by Mira, Birnam Wood, and their entrepreneurial spirit, he suggests they work this land. But can they trust him? And, as their ideals and ideologies are tested, can they trust each other? A gripping psychological thriller from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries, Birnam Wood is Shakespearean in its wit, drama and immersion in character. A brilliantly constructed consideration of intentions, actions, and consequences, it is an unflinching examination of the human impulse to ensure our own survival.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783784288
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 295g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 125 x 26 mm

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Birnam Wood
Literary Thriller
This has been recommended to me many times last year by customers in our shop, but I had sat on the fence for a little while... Then the paperback of this... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Birnam Wood
Edgy ecothriller
Mira and Shelley run Birnam Wood, a free-lance collective of guerrilla gardeners, taking over waste land to grow crops., but their relationship is becoming... READ MORE
Ali Thurm