Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Review: Ghost Wall

Ghost Wall Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A quick read set in Northumberland, with some academics practicing "experimental archaeology" by trying to live as they did during the Iron Age. Also present - a controlling man with his wife and daughter, who do this every summer. The story is more about the daughter trying to move through life while she endures abuse.

I was hoping for an anthropology novel but found more similarities with other novels/memoirs about controlling men who move their families off the grid - think the first half of Educated by Tara Westover, Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller, or Elmet by Fiona Mozley. If you enjoyed those books, this is a book for you!

I received a copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. It came out January 8.

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