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Praise for Cynan Jones:"[A] piercing novella . . . Like Cormac McCarthy, Jones can make the everyday sound fraught and biblical." - Kirkus, starred review"Jones' prose clips along at an unnerving pace, barely giving you time to process the previous beautiful image, before knocking you dead with the next one." - Green Apple Books, Our Favorite Books of 2015"This book will collapse you into its single point of infinite heaviness, and you'll love it." - Elliott Bay Book CompanyOn a long, hot day, Gareth searches for a missing pregnant cow. A dog must be put down, there are ducks to go in the pond, there are children, and there is Kate, his wife, who may be an uncrossable distance from him. Jones's rural Wales is alive with the necessities of our own animal instincts and most human longing.

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Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones was born in Wales in 1975 and is the author so far of four short novels, 'The Long Dry' (2006, SOA Betty Trask Award) , 'Everything I Found on the Beach' (2011) , 'Bird, Blood, Snow' (2012) , and 'The Dig' (2014, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015) .His next book, 'Cove', will be published by Granta in Autumn 2016. Meanwhile Coffee House Press will publish the backlist in the U.S.; first 'The Dig' (2015) , then 'Everything' (2016) , then 'The Long Dry' (forthcoming in 2017) .Jones's work has been translated into numerous languages, and short stories and other fiction has appeared internationally in several journals and on the UK's BBC Radio 4.For updates and news, visit www.cynanjones.net

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