Our OWs are an incredibly talented group and there have been many brilliant books written by OWs over the years. This month we would like to draw your attention to Gregory Norminton (S 94) and his brilliant novel ‘The Devil’s Highway’.
Set in the unforgiving sandy ‘wastes’ of Bagshot Heath, the three sections of ‘The Devil’s Highway’ consist of three agons, or battles, against our self-destructive nature.
In ‘Blueface’, an ancient British boy discovers a terrorist plot in which his own family is implicated. In ‘No Man’s Land’, two twenty-first century people – one traumatised by war, another by divorce – clash over the use and meaning of a landscape. Finally, in the futuristic ‘The Heave’ (where language is as degraded as the planet), a gang of feral children struggles to reach safety in a time of war.
Three narratives, one location, combine in a passionate and intimate novel that spans centuries and challenges our dearest assumptions about civilisation. Combining elements of historical and speculative fiction with the narrative drive of pure thriller, ‘The Devil’s Highway’ is an epic tale of love, loss, fanaticism, heroism and sacrifice.
To find out more about Gregory and his brilliant book please visit his website: http://gregorynorminton.com/
To order a copy of the Devil’s Highway please click here.