We are so very excited to share that our October Book Club selection is Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (Catapult, October 2017)!
A teenage girl has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. Villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. There are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a stranger’s tragedy refuse to subside.
Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water, writes that Reservoir 13 is a “wonderful book. [Jon McGregor]’s an extraordinary writer, unlike anyone else.” Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this novel is sure to enthrall.
Subscribe to the Rumpus Book Club by September 20 to join us in reading Reservoir 13, culminating in an exclusive online discussion with Jon McGregor about the book!