Flesh and Blood

Emyr Humphreys

Flesh and Blood

Emyr Humphreys

Distributed for University of Wales Press

338 pages | 8 3/10 x 5 2/5
Paper $11.00 ISBN: 9780708315125 Published April 1999 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Flesh and Blood is the first of seven novels which make up The Land of the Living, a sequence which is one of the finest achievements of Welsh writing in English. Amy Parry is the central character of the series, and it is her struggles and the trials and tribulations of her family and friends that provide the framework of a complex model of twentieth-century experience, centred for the most part on Welsh life.
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R.S. Thomas

“The supreme interpreter of Welsh life in English” –R. S. Thomas

Derek Stanford | The Scotsman

“The novel creates a vivid picture of a local community lovingly evoked by Mr Humphreys’s descriptive style. He is one of the most masterful yet natural-seeming authors of fiction in these islands today . . .” –Derek Stanford, The Scotsman

Philippa Toomey | The Times

“Richly endowed with character, this is the first in a sequence of novels . . . offering a long sequence of enjoyment for the future.” –Philippa Toomey, The Times

Janice Elliott | Sunday Telegraph

“This novel reaffirms refreshingly that entertainment and deeper seriousness are not mutually exclusive.” –Janice Elliott, Sunday Telegraph

Isobel Murray | The Financial Times

“Emyr Humphreys tells the story with his customary tact and sureness; he has a fine, unassuming and very effective prose style.” –Isobel Murray, The Financial Times

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