Nation – Uncorrected Book Proof
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‘When a giant wave destroys his entire Nation – his family and everyone he has ever known – Mau finds himself totally alone. Until he meets Daphne, daughter of a colonial Governor and the sole survivor from a shipwreck. They have no common language, no common culture – but together they discover some remarkable things – like how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good idea – and must try and forge a new kind of Nation. Then other survivors arrive to take refuge on the island, and not all of them are friendly…’
In Nation Pratchett brings us a novel that is both witty and wise, encompassing themes of death and nationhood, while also being extremely funny.
“Nation has profound, subtle and original things to say about the interplay between tradition and knowledge, faith and questioning . . . It’s funny, exciting, lighthearted and, like all the best comedy, very serious” — Frank Cottrell Boyce, Guardian