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Rebecca Wait

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Rebecca Wait

Rebecca Wait grew up in the Oxfordshire countryside and read English at Oxford University. She is the author of prize-winning short stories and plays, as well as critically acclaimed novels The View on the Way Down (2013) and The Followers (2017). She writes and teaches in London.

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Latest reviews

  • “This is a beautifully realised novel, touching on the fallibility of memory and the unknowability of families, and gripping in its intensity. Outstanding.”
    — Daily Mail, Jan 11 2020
  • “...a thoughtful and wrenching portrait of a small Scottish town wracked by guilt over an incident of domestic violence.”
    — Publishers Weekly, Jan 1 2020
  • “Memory, masculinity, and survivor’s guilt are picked apart as the novel treads its path, dodging sensationalism and easy resolutions while evoking haunted, inarticulate people in a relentless landscape. A piercing, vivid, and humane story depicting the long aftermath of...
    — Kirkus Reviews, Dec 9 2019


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