Hollow by Owen Egerton has won the 2018 PEN Southwest Book Award for fiction!
The judge writes:
Oliver Bonds is a good man who loses his son and gives up on everything. Essentially, his is a story about letting go of faith and everything that follows that choice. In Hollow, Owen Egerton masterfully tells a story about life, death, and coping with loss. Through Oliver, Egerton shows us how love can be beautiful and has the power to create, but also how love can be tragic and has the power to break. In this incredibly beautiful and realistic story of human struggle and will to survive, one man is broken and rebuilt by the love that operates from within his very core.
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