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Damnation Spring

Ash Davidson



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Tinder Press
10 August 2021
'The kind of novel I've been craving for ages - every page stirred my soul' Emily Ruskovich, author of Idaho 'Pitch unforgettable portrait of the very real consequences that environmental decay can hold for nature and humanity alike' Vogue For generations, Rich Gundersen's family has made a living felling giant redwoods on California's rugged coast. It's treacherous work, and though his son, Chub, wants nothing more than to step into his father's boots, Rich longs for a bigger future for him.

Colleen just wants a brother or sister for Chub, but she's losing hope. There is so much that she and Rich don't talk about these days - including her suspicions that there is something very wrong at the heart of the forest on which their community is built.

When Rich is offered the opportunity to buy a plot of timber which borders Damnation Grove, he leaps at the chance - without telling Colleen. Soon the Gundersens find themselves on opposite sides of a battle that threatens to rip their town apart. Can they find a way to emerge from this together?
By:   Ash Davidson
Imprint:   Tinder Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781472286635
ISBN 10:   1472286634
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   10 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ash Davidson was born in Arcata, California and attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and MacDowell. Her debut novel, DAMNATION SPRING, about logging in redwood country, is forthcoming from Scribner (US), Actes Sud (France), and Tinder Press (UK). She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Author website:

Reviews for Damnation Spring

[An] ambitious, assured debut... a devastating page-turner with a love story at its centre * LitHub * A strong work of climate fiction... rooted in age-old man-versus-nature storytelling. An impressively well-turned story about how environmental damage creeps into our bodies, psyches, and economies * Kirkus (starred review) * Beautiful, timeless and breathtaking * Nickolas Butler *

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