A Country Road, a Tree (Hardcover)

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From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a haunting new novel of spies and artists, passion and danger, hope in the face of despair

Paris, 1939. The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Elysees. A young, unknown writer--Samuel Beckett--recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance . . .

Through it all we are witness to the workings of a uniquely brilliant mind struggling to create a language that will express this shattered world. Here is a remarkable story of survival and determination, and a portrait of the extremes of human experience alchemized into one man's timeless art.

About the Author


JO BAKER was born in Lancashire and educated at Oxford University and Queen's University Belfast. She is the author of Longbourn, a national best seller and New York Times Notable Book. Her previous novels are The Undertow, The Telling, The Mermaid's Child and Offcomer. She lives in Lancaster, England.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101947180
ISBN-10: 1101947187
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English