Elmet

Elmet

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 08/03/2018
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Synopsis

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year 2018 An unforgettable novel about family, as well as a beautiful meditation on landscape. Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. When they were younger, Daniel and Cathy had gone to school. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew. Atmospheric and unsettling, Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family's precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go. This is fresh and distinctive writing from an exciting new voice in fiction - Sally Rooney meets Sarah Perry. A dazzling blend of acute observation of the natural world and of the ordinary, fragile human lives that pass through it.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781473676497
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

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Unforgettable
I can without a doubt see why Elmet by Fiona Mozley was nominated for an award. The way in which this story was written had the power and presence of an o... READ MORE
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