About this book
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this is an epic novel of startling originality in which the medieval past takes on a face, name and occupation and roams around the humdrum town of Ashford. The award-winning author of "Clear", "Wide Open" and "Behindlings", Nicola Barker was voted as one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists of the decade. 'Barker is a great, restless novelist, and "Darkmans" is a great, restless novel. At the end of 838 blinding, high octane pages, I was bereft that there weren't 838 more.' "Guardian"
Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, an epic novel of startling originality which confirms Nicola Barker as one of Britain's most exciting literary talents.