The Run­away

Claire Wong

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Lion Fic­tion Soft­cover $14.99 (304pp) 978-1-78264-242-8

The Run­away un­abashedly as­serts the ne­ces­sity of hu­man in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness in the cre­ation of mean­ing­ful sto­ries.

Fa­ble in­ter­twines with re­al­ity in Claire Wong’s The Run­away, an in­tro­spec­tive jour­ney into the heart and power of sto­ries.

When Rhi­an­non, in a fit of anger, flees from the rus­tic Welsh vil­lage of Llandymna into the depths of Dyrys Woods, the vil­lage be­gins a des­per­ate search for the or­phaned teenager. Not want­ing to be found, Rhi­an­non adapts to life in the woods, liv­ing off scav­enged berries, shel­ter­ing in an aban­doned mill, and be­friend­ing an in­jured hawk.

But while Rhi­an­non’s drama might seem self-con­tained, she is con­nected to a much larger se­ries of sto­ries that per­vade Llandymna, sto­ries that be­come starkly clearer once Adam

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