Broken Ghost

Author(s): Niall Griffiths

Modern & Contemporary Literature

A Welsh community is drawn together and blown apart by a strange vision in the mountains- the huge spectre of a woman floating over a ridge. The people who live here in these mountains already have their own demons - drink, drugs, domestic violence, psychoses - but each character has a different experience of this strange apparition, a different reaction, and for some it will change everything. Is it a collective hallucination? A meteorological phenomenon? Whatever it is, they all saw something, early one morning on the shores of a mountain lake, something that will awaken in them powers and passions and, perhaps, a possibility of healing these broken people in a broken country.

An examination of modern humanity's desperate need to live meaningfully and vividly in a mediated world - where individual autonomy is lost and the collective heart is atomised and exploited - this is a novel that gives voices to the marginalised, the dispossessed, the forgotten. Disturbing and unforgettable, darkly funny and deeply moving, written in a charged language that is vernacular, lyrical and hieratic all at once, Broken Ghost is - simultaneously - a howl of anguish and a summoning of gods.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780224097932
  • : penguin random house
  • : Jonathan Cape
  • : August 2019
  • : 3.4 Centimeters X 14.6 Centimeters X 22.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92
  • : Niall Griffiths
  • : Niall Griffiths
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : 256
  • : 256