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Summary

Bloomsbury presents Harvest by Georgina Harding, read by Antonia Beamish.

So fresh and free she looked, in the yellow dress. Sunlight to blaze away the shadows. 

A farm in Norfolk in the 1970s. A Japanese girl comes to visit her English lover in the house where he was born. She arrives on a day of perfect summer, stands with his mother in a garden filled with roses, watches as his brother walks fields of ripening wheat.

But between the two brothers lies the shadow of their father’s violent death almost 20 years before, the unresolved narrative of their childhood - a story that has gone untold, a story that began in the last war. In the presence of the girl, the old trauma begins to surface as the work of the harvest begins.

In a compelling addition to Harding’s cycle of acclaimed novels on themes of witness, memory and silence, on what goes unsaid long after wars are over, Harvest tells how a family reaps the consequences of its past.

©2021 Georgina Harding (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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"So deeply engaging, so threatening, so mild, so controlled - at every stage it seems as if desperate damage is about to be done, and then bit by excruciating bit you realise it was done long, long ago, and nobody you’re looking at now can do anything about it. What a writer!" (Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You)

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