The Silk Road -- Kathryn Davis

Staff Pick

This beguiling story of a flood, a plague, a mysterious beast, and a pilgrimage could be a video game, a half-repressed memory, or a version of Revelation. Davis keeps all possibilities open as we follow a group of siblings trekking across the Savage Domain, each, as in Chaucer, telling his or her tale. The plot has the spare richness of a fable charting the fall from innocence through a dark time when “spite and harshness blazed up everywhere.” But it’s Davis’s uncanny and beautiful language that gives the real shivers, making you look twice with statements such as “like most humans she had a single heart” and ”when you arrive at the edge of the world you stop remembering things like how you got there.”

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ISBN: 9781555978297
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

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