Pond (Compact Disc)

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An eccentric, charming, and gorgeously written book, Pond gives us a richly perceived world of the commonplace, by a woman living alone in coastal Ireland. In an interview about the book, the author said: "In solitude, you don't need to make an impression on the world, so the world has an opportunity to make an impression on you." Reading Pond is a sensory and thoughtful experience--and occasionally a very amusing one! Hard to describe and lovely to read.

— Clara

July 2016 Indie Next List


“A brilliant and captivating debut, Bennett's Pond is a strange, beautifully layered work of fiction, from its quirky and contemplative narrator's interior life to the vivid and charming descriptions of rural Irish life. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this book is its warm invitation to celebrate solitude. Bennett writes as if in a lush, landscaped dream, each story chapter going forward, circling back, and ending in the middle of the protagonist's musings upon her everyday experiences. Pond is utterly original, by turns hilarious and poignant, a refreshing and simply delightful read.”
— Angela Spring (E), Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799972020
ISBN-10: 179997202X
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
Language: English