The perfect antidote in this time of anxiety and uncertainty
HOW TO CATCH A MOLE
by Marc Hamer
Harvill Secker, TBA
On one level this book is, obviously, about moles and how to catch them but elegantly and beautifully interwoven into the narrative are the Writer’s thoughts and reflections on Nature, on Solitude and on Life itself. It is carefully constructed ,with judicious use of pithy poems to echo the sentiments of the lyrical, meditative but also earthy prose. Part Nature book and part fragmented memoir, there is a gentle strength in the writing that puts the reader at ease and a philosophical tone that reassures and gives comfort.
Rights sold: Holland (De Geus – preempt), Denmark (Kristeligst Dagblad Forlag – preempt), Italy (offer)
Marc Hamer is a gardener, poet and molecatcher living in South Wales.