By David Storey
Published Jan 2010
Saville is an absorbing and evocative saga of a Yorkshire mining family – at its centre, Saville, a boy whose growing-up in the 40s and 50s forges a powerful conflict in his nature, and a destructive resistance to his environment.
It is a theme that recalls the preoccupations of Thomas Hardy and DH Lawrence; but the writing, the imaginative scope and the constant tension of the narrative all mark Saville as a magnificent and original epic.
Winner of the Booker Prize.