The author of A High Wind in Jamaica is at his best on the high seas, where man’s furious nature is matched—perhaps outpaced—by the intensity of the natural world. “A small masterpiece of lyric terror about a cargo ship that runs into a hurricane, but also about the rest of life.” —Simon Schama
A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes’s monumental historical fiction, “The Human Predicament.”
This new edition of the The Wooden Shepherdess concludes with the twelve chapters that Hughes completed of the planned third volume of “The Human Predicament,” here published for the first time in America.
A tale of seduction and betrayal, of accommodation and manipulation, of weird humor and unforeseen violence, this classic of twentieth-century literature is above all an extraordinary reckoning with the secret reasons and otherworldly realities of childhood.