The Perfect Golden Circle (12th May 2022)

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England, 1989. Over the course of a burning hot summer, two very different men – traumatized Falklands veteran Calvert, and affable, chaotic Redbone – set out nightly in a clapped-out camper van to undertake an extraordinary project. Under cover of darkness, the two men traverse the fields of rural England in secret, forming crop circles in elaborate and mysterious patterns.

As the summer wears on, and their designs grow ever more ambitious, the two men find that their work has become a cult international sensation – and that an unlikely and beautiful friendship has taken root as the wheat ripens from green to gold.

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England, 1989. Over the course of a burning hot summer, two very different men – traumatized Falklands veteran Calvert, and affable, chaotic Redbone – set out nightly in a clapped-out camper van to undertake an extraordinary project. Under cover of darkness, the two men traverse the fields of rural England in secret, forming crop circles in elaborate and mysterious patterns.

As the summer wears on, and their designs grow ever more ambitious, the two men find that their work has become a cult international sensation – and that an unlikely and beautiful friendship has taken root as the wheat ripens from green to gold.

Moving and exhilarating, tender and slyly witty, The Perfect Golden Circle is a captivating novel about the futility of war, the destruction of the English countryside, class inequality – and the power of beauty to heal trauma and fight power.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781526631442

Author

Myers, Benjamin

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Binding

Hardback

1 review for The Perfect Golden Circle (12th May 2022)

  1. Peter Keeley (verified owner)

    Another superb novel from Ben Myers. The best writer in the UK for my money. It’s always an exciting day for me when there’s a new Ben Myers novel published, and he never lets me down. His books are always so varied, and all have a different feel, but all superb. This is a tale of two men who have hooked up to make crop circles under cover of the night. One is a traumatised Falklands veteran, and the other is a crusty punk. We’re never told how these two became unlikely friends. Over the course of a summer in ’89, they make increasingly elaborate crop circles. A tale of male friendship, trauma, the geography of the land, mythology all told with the most beautiful words. Another winner from Ben. Can’t wait to see where he takes us next.

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