The Bellwether Revivals, By Benjamin Wood


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This thrilling campus drama begins with the death of Eden Bellwether, a magnetic music scholar and the leader of a Cambridge University clique of undergraduates.

The story unravels backwards as Oscar, a working-class nurse and wide-eyed, Nick Carraway figure, is brought in as the outsider-witness after being befriended by another Bellweather –Eden's alluring sister, Iris, and becoming embroiled in the group's sinister "experimentations".

A heady, Costa-award shorlisted debut that hypnosises from the very start.