Author: Storey, David
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
Publication Date: 1977
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: VG
Comments: Scratch on front of d-j. D-j wrinkled. Spot on fore-edge. Top edge soiled. Spot on bottom edge.
Synopsis: Saville centers around Colin, a young boy growing up in the fictional Yorkshire mining village of Saxton during the Second World War and the postwar years.
This is the story of a miner’s son, and his growth from the 1930s on, his rise in the world by way of grammar school and college. At first there is triumph in this, not least for the father who had spurred him on, but later “alienated from his class, and with nowhere yet to go” Colin finds himself struggling to remain in the place that made him.
Saville won the Booker prize in 1976.