'Sharp, searching, thoroughly imagined, utterly of the moment . . . it throws much contemporary writing into the shade' Hilary Mantel
Set in an isolated Scottish cabin park, Summerwater takes place over the course of one long, bleakly rainy summer's day.
A group of optimistic holidaymakers are thrown into close quarters at a lochside chalet park, bored and trapped in their fading holiday rentals by the relentless downpour.
One particular family begins to rub the others the wrong way and gradually tensions rise as the hours creep by, but no one can imagine the events that lie ahead as darkness falls.
Sharp, devastating and timely, Sarah Moss's newest novel is the perfect follow up to her Women's Prize longlisted Ghost Wall.
Sarah Moss is the author of seven novels and a memoir of her year living in Iceland, Names for the Sea, shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. Her novels are Cold Earth, Night Waking, Bodies of Light (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize), Signs for Lost Children (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize), The Tidal Zone (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize) and Ghost Wall, which was shortlisted for the Women's Prize in 2019.
Sarah was born in Glasgow and grew up in the north of England. After moving between Oxford, Canterbury, Reykjavik and West Cornwall, she now lives in the Midlands and is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick.