Drift

Drift

Winner of the Wales Book of the Year

Summary

**WINNER OF THE WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023**
**WATERSTONES WELSH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022**



'Truly beautiful and haunting, and an incredible feat of storytelling' DONAL RYAN

'A tender, unusual and gorgeously wrought love story' RACHEL JOYCE

'In times of war, Lewis finds resilience, redemption and hope...DRIFT feels perfectly judged' OBSERVER


THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEBUT FROM THREE-TIME WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR CARYL LEWIS: A STORY OF LOVE, MAGIC AND THE IRRESISTIBLE LURE OF THE SEA.

Nefyn has always been an enigma, even to her brother Joseph with whom she lives in a small cottage above a blustery cove.

Hamza is a Syrian mapmaker, incarcerated in a military base a few miles up the coast.

A violent storm will bring these two lost souls together - but other forces will soon try to tear them apart...

Moving between the wild Welsh coast and war-torn Syria, Drift is a love story with a difference, a hypnotic tale of lost identity, the quest for home and the wondrous resilience of the human spirit.

'A truly magical and transformative novel. I loved it.' KIRSTY CAPES, author of CARELESS

Reviews

  • A truly beautiful and haunting novel, and an incredible feat of storytelling

    DONAL RYAN

About the author

Caryl Lewis

Caryl Lewis is a multi-award-winning Welsh novelist, children's writer, playwright and screenwriter. Her breakthrough novel Martha, Jac a Sianco (2004) is widely regarded as a modern classic of Welsh literature, and sits on the Welsh curriculum. The film adaptation - with a screenplay by Lewis herself - went on to win six Welsh BAFTAS and the Spirit of the Festival Award at the 2010 Celtic Media Festival. Lewis's other screenwriting work includes BBC/S4C thrillers Hinterland and Hidden. Lewis is a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University, and lives with her family on a farm near Aberystwyth. Drift is her debut novel in the English language.
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