A Place to Stop

A Place to Stop

By: Susan Wicks (author)Paperback

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In an idyllic village in south-west France, a web of lives interconnect, ready to unravel at the first touch. Alex is running from a teenage love-affair that went badly wrong at home in England. Julien, the retired village schoolmaster, is struggling with loneliness and insomnia. Pete has everything - a wife who loves him, an existence of ease and freedom - yet he's frightened of something. Magali wants so much more than the life her parents had. And Damien's angry with all of it. And then through their world passes a walker, or a pilgrim, on the old Santiago de Compostela pilgrim path. He accidentally moves a rock a couple of metres and continues on his way. And by the time he has travelled a few more slow days towards Santiago, the lives of every inhabitant of this small community will be irrevocably changed.

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About Author

Susan Wicks grew up in Kent, but has lived in France, Ireland and the US. She is the author of two previous novels, a short memoir, six collections of poetry and a book of stories. Cold Spring in Winter, her translation of the French poet Valerie Rouzeau, was shortlisted for Canada's international Griffin Prize and won the Scott-Moncrieff Prize for Literary Translation. Her most recent book, House of Tongues, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is married with two adult daughters.


A Place to Stop

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781907773075
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9781907773075
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 190777307X

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