On 1st June, we publish Rachel Seiffert’s hotly anticipated new novel. A Boy in Winter. Rachel is perhaps best known for her novel The Dark Room, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2001 and inspired the film Lore in 2012.
A Boy in Winter begins early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, when a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. The novel unfolds over the course of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. Deft, spare and devastating, A Boy in Winter is a a story of hope when all is lost, and of mercy when the times have none.
The book isn’t available until June, but we have five advance proof copies to give away to Virago readers. To be in with the chance of winning, simply fill your details in the form below. For full terms and conditions, click here. Prize draw open to UK residents only.