Elmet (Paperback)
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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 10/08/2017

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

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: 9781473660540
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 216 x 136 x 28 mm

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“Pastoral prose and heartbreaking family drama....”

This is quite a unique novel, on the one hand it reads like an ode the countryside in Yorkshire with poetic descriptions of forests and fauna , on the other hand an almost gothic, incredibly heartbreaking family... More

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“Beautifully written”

A really lyrical novel about family that shines with intelligence - a compelling read.

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“This year's welcome surprise”

This book was the only genuine surprise on this year's Booker longlist, a first novel by a young British writer. I would be very happy to see this book make the shortlist - there may be at least six better books... More

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