Winner 2021 Stella Prize – The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld- Our Review


Our Review…

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld is a billowing, tumultuous journey through the lives of three women linked together by the same location, yet living in very different time periods.

A witch, who is rescued by a priest and his son in the 1720s Scotland.

Ruth, who is transported to Bass Rock by her sudden marriage to a widower and father of two young boys. Ruth is captured in this new life overlooking the rough and beautiful terrain from an old spacious haunted house.

While Viv is sorting through her grandmother’s huge home and belongings after her recent passing. Uncovering secrets and discovering who her grandmother was, while simultaneously unearthing her own sense of identity.

Three women, three very different lives but all who are linked by their plight to survive, to be seen, and to fight through gritted teeth. These interlinked stories bring incredible courage in their twisting, turning and bracing against the smashing waves of the Bass Rock.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books