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WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2017
Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be there is all but shattered. Now he must pit himself against the pain and rely on his instincts to get back to shore, and to the woman he dimly senses waiting for his return. With its taut narrative and its wincingly visceral portrait of a man locked in an uneven struggle with the forces of nature, this is a powerful new work from one of the most distinctive voices in British fiction.
About the Author
Cynan Jones was born near Aberaeron, Wales in 1975. He is the author of three novels, The Long Dry (winner of a Betty Trask Award, 2007), Everything I Found on the Beach (2011), and The Dig (2014). He is also the author of Bird, Blood, Snow (2012), the retelling of a medieval Welsh myth. Cove was also selected for the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize and a short story drawn from it, published in the New Yorker as 'The Edge of the Shoal', won the BBC National Short Story Award 2017. www.cynanjones.com