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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450284
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Sacred Country




Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, this classic novel about the trans experience was extraordinarily ahead of its time

We're all something else inside...1952. Standing in a cold Suffolk field, six-year-old Mary Ward has a revelation: 'I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I'm a boy.' And so begins a heroic struggle to change gender. Moving from the claustrophobic rural community of the 1950s to London in the swinging Sixties and beyond to the glitter of America in the Seventies, Sacred Country is the story of a journey to find a place of safety and fulfilment in a savage and confusing world.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446450284
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country). Her most recent novel, The Gustav Sonata, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. It won the National Jewish Book Award in the US, the South Bank Sky Arts Award in the UK and was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

www.rosetremain.co.uk

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Praise for Sacred Country

Hypnotic... Curiously beautiful and strikingly original

Spectator

Brilliant. A strong, complex, unsentimental novel

Times Literary Supplement

Rose Tremain writes comedy that can break your heart-Funny, absorbing and quite original. I've read nothing to touch it this year

Literary Review

A major book

Daily Telegraph

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