Everything I Found on the Beach | Granta

  • Published: 01/01/2014
  • ISBN: 9781783780433
  • Granta Books
  • 240 pages

Everything I Found on the Beach

Cynan Jones

Take three strangers who all want something more. The Polish shift worker struggling to get a foothold in the new country; a fisherman who needs to make good on a promise to his best friend; and the middle man, determined to make up for lost time and take a little of what he deserves. When a chance comes along, each man must weigh the risk – and then keep his nerve as events take on their own unstoppable momentum. Tightly plotted and sharply observed, this is a gripping story of desperation and duty, and the brutal struggle to progress.

Is Jones as good a writer as they say? Without a doubt. Edgy, elegant prose combined with masterful characterisation and plot, this novel is everything I had hoped for, and more. Read it, then read it again

R. J. Ellory, author, A Simple Act of Violence

An excellent novel. Beautiful and haunting... [it] will make your heart race

Time Out ****

A novel that confirms Jones as a thrilling new presence... Compelling

Western Mail

The Author

CYNAN JONES was born in 1975 near Aberaeron, Wales, where he now lives and works. He is the author of five novels, The Long Dry, Everything I Found on the Beach, Bird, Blood, Snow, The Dig, and Cove. He has been longlisted and shortlisted for numerous prizes and won a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award 2007, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, the Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015 and the BBC National Short Story Award 2017. His short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and publications including Granta magazine and the New Yorker. www.cynanjones.com

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