Bonnie Jo Campbell’s ‘Once Upon A River’ is out on the 7th June, and to celebrate, we’re offering you the chance to win a beautiful hardback copy.
Meet Margo Crane – a female Huckleberry Finn, a teenage Scout Finch – as she single-handedly takes on a hostile world in this enthralling debut.
After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo Crane takes to the
Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in
search of her vanished mother.
But the river, Margo’s childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman
travelling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural
world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Her river
odyssey through rural Michigan becomes a defining journey, one that leads her beyond
self-preservation and to deciding what price she is willing to pay for her choices.
To win one of the three competition copies, please tweet your favourite literary heroine with the hashtag #OnceUponARiver: to @FourthEstateUK
Competition closes Friday 8th June.