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Armadillos (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star AwardLonglisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016'P.K. Lynch can tell a story deep as a wound... Read this one' -- Jeanette Winterson'A truly stunning debut' -- Matt Bendoris, The Scottish Sun'Just wonderful, haunting, real...' -- Fiona Shaw'...a brilliant first novel: pacy and un-put-downable.' -- Vicky Feaver**Featured on Radio 4's Woman's Hour**Aggie is fifteen, a 'sub' from a 'sub' family, one of Texas' downtrodden. Her father and brother enact that 'sub'-ness on her, week in, week out. She has only the vaguest notion that there is something wrong with the abuse she endures and instead dreams of the outside world.And then one day, Aggie walks out, and like the armadillos that flourish in Texas' barren landscape, she is a survivor...In her escape, she gravitates to those who are just as maltreated as her. They offer Aggie the sense of family, albeit a thoroughly dysfunctional one, that she's been searching for. But when she gets embroiled in a crisis involving stolen money, Aggie soon realises there are some problems you can't run away from.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Legend Press Ltd Publication Date: 22/03/2016 ISBN-13: 9781785079597  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pauline trained as an actor and her first professional job was playing Lizzie in the film of Irvine Welsh's novel, Trainspotting. After having a baby, Pauline completed her first stage play, Promise. Her second play, King of the Gypsies, played at the Edinburgh fringe, and then toured. She then enrolled on the MLitt Creative Writing programme at Glasgow University where Armadillos was awarded the Sceptre Prize for Fiction.

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P. K. Lynch may be a debut novelist but you would not know it by reading Armadillos. This is an intense read, full of wonderfully developed characters. Aggie takes us on her journey with her away from the cruelties of her childhood and she has to discover survival skills that do not always endear her to us but make us understand her. One of the many riches of this story is the interactions with the people Aggie meets along the way, with outcomes often confounding expectations. I think my biggest pleasure though was the language. There is a wittiness and inventiveness that was an absolute joy. Buy and enjoy.

- 21/05/2016
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