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Orlam Hardcover – 28 April 2022

4.8 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

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Nine-year-old Ira-Abel Rawles lives on Hook Farm in the village of UNDERWHELEM. Next to the farm is Gore Woods, Ira’s sanctuary, overseen by Orlam, the all-seeing lamb’s eyeball who is Ira-Abel’s guardian and protector. Here, drawing on the rituals, children’s songs, chants and superstitions of the rural West Country of England, Ira-Abel creates the twin realm through which she can make sense of an increasingly confusing and frightening world.

Orlam follows Ira and the inhabitants of UNDERWHELEM month by month through the last year of her childhood innocence. The result is a poem-sequence of light and shadow – suffused with hints of violence, sexual confusion and perversion, the oppression of family, but also ecstatic moments in sunlit clearings, song and bawdy humour. The broad theme is ultimately one of love – carried by Ira’s personal Christ, the constantly bleeding soldier-ghost Wyman-Elvis, who bears ‘The Word’: Love Me Tender.

Orlam is not only a remarkable coming-of-age tale, but the first full-length book written in the Dorset dialect for many decades. Orlam also reveals P J Harvey as not only one of the most talented songwriters of the age, but a gifted poet – whose formal skill, transforming eye and ear for the lyric line has produced a strange and moving poem like no other.

About the author
PJ Harvey was born in Dorset in 1969. Her debut poetry collection, The Hollow of the Hand, was created in collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy. Her poem 'The Guest Room' appeared in The New Yorker.
Harvey was awarded an MBE for services to music as well as an Honorary Degree in Music from Goldsmiths University. She has received numerous Grammy Award nominations, has scored music for several tv, film and theatrical productions, and is the only artist to have won the Mercury Prize twice with her albums Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea and Let England Shake.

About the Author

PJ Harvey was born in Dorset in 1969. Her debut poetry collection, The Hollow of the Hand, was created in collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy. Her poem ‘The Guest Room’ appeared in The New Yorker.

Harvey was awarded an MBE for services to music as well as an Honorary Degree in Music from Goldsmiths University. She has received numerous Grammy Award nominations, has scored music for several tv, film and theatrical productions, and is the only artist to have won the Mercury Prize twice with her albums
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea and Let England Shake.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador; Main Market edition (28 April 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529063116
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529063110
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 3.3 x 19.69 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where is Gore woods?
By Si. C. on 13 June 2022
I think Polly owns her own woodland, nearby to where she lives. And she probably calls it Gore woods, where she enjoys setting traps for rabbits. I haven't finished properly reading Orlam yet, still stuck on 'Washed in the blood', I will endevour to carry on, and may write a better review here later. But I did find that reading it out aloud to myself with a Dorset accent really made it far more alive and entertaining for myself and my friends when performed in this way. Poetry must be read out aloud to appreciate it fully. Not just to yourself in your head. So if you can manage a Dorset accent, then you can handle this book. - Si
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