A fairly short, easy read. The language is clear and unstylised. The 32 chapters are fairly short. It’s about 300 pages, but the font is pretty large, with much white space. I didn’t count the words.
The plot is straightforward: a man walks to Berwick to save the life of a former work colleague. But the journey is really an unfolding of the collapse of Harold’s marriage after the suicide of their son. At the end, the resolution is a reavowing of the marriage and their love, represented by them laughing over a crappy old joke she made when they first met. Continue reading [Books Read] The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce