North Woods by Daniel Mason
'Four centuries. A single house deep in the woods of New England'
I don't know where to start with my praise. I listened to this on audible and it was so perfect that I made myself ration it. Mason is a genius. I don't know which character I loved best. I don't know how to explain what this book is. A ode to nature for sure, and some of the best storytelling I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. A high contender for my book of the year.
From the back
A young Puritan couple on the run. An English soldier with a fantastic vision. Inseparable twin sisters. A lovelorn painter and a lusty beetle. A desperate mother and her haunted son. A ruthless con man and a stalking panther. Buried secrets. Madness, dreams and hope.
All are connected. The dark, raucous, beautiful past is very much alive.
Exhilarating, daring and playful, NORTH WOODS will change the way you see the world.