Strandloper: Unabridged edition

By Alan Garner

A captivating novel by the author of the 2022 Booker Prize-longlisted Treacle Walker

Based on a true story, Strandloper tells the extraordinary tale of a nineteenth-century Englishman, William Buckley, who was convicted and transported to Australia. Refusing to accept his fate he escaped and lived among the Aborigines for thirty years.

In this visionary novel, Alan Garner is as true to William the Cheshire bricklayer and William the Aboriginal spiritual leader, as William is true to his fate. The result is extraordinary.

Format: Audio-Book
Release Date: 12 Sep 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-867225-6
Detailed Edition: Unabridged edition
Alan Garner is an English novelist best known for his fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. He was born in Cheshire in 1934 and his childhood was spent in Alderley Edge, where his family has lived for more than four hundred years. His fourth book, The Owl Service, won The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, and was made into a TV series. It has established itself as a contemporary classic and Garner as a writer of distinction. In 2022, his novel Treacle Walker was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded the OBE in 2001 for his services to literature.

'A remarkable feat of literary imagination' Sunday Times -