Follow Me To Ground (Paperback)
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Follow Me To Ground (Paperback)

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Published: 05/03/2020
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'A tangled, gnarled, wonderfully original, strange, beautiful beast of a book'
DAISY JOHNSON, author of Everything Under

'Beautiful and terrifying' SUNDAY TIMES

'Seethingly assured debut fuses magical realism with critical and feminist theory' GUARDIAN

In house in a wood, Ada and her father live peacefully, tending to their garden and the wildlife in it. They are not human though. Ada was made by her father from the Ground, a unique patch of earth with birthing and healing properties. Though perhaps he didn’t get her quite right. They spend their days healing the local human folk – named Cures - who visit them, suspiciously, with their ailments.

When Ada embarks on a relationship with a local Cure named Samson, and is forced to choose between her old life with her father, and a new one with her human lover. Her decision will uproot the town – and the Ground itself – for ever.

A poised and simmering tour-de-force, FOLLOW ME TO GROUND is a sinister vision of desire and freewill, voiced in earthy prose and eviscerating detail by an astoundingly original new writer.

'Equal parts beauty and horror, and unlike anything you will read this year’ TEA OBREHT

'Fierce, palpable, hynoptic. A dazzling, troubling dream' COLIN BARRETT

'A writer to watch' METRO

'An astonishing debut heralding the career of an exciting new writer. Strange, lyrical, and arresting, this novel will draw readers into its extraordinary spell.' KIRKUS starred review

LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2019

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784164942
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 146 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Seethingly assured ... odd and muscular enough to resist easy interpretation. It can be read on many levels – as a fable about female yearning, or about containment and contagion; as an investigation into toxic relationships or a puzzle over the borders between human and non-human – but it is always singularly and entirely itself - GUARDIAN

Enthralling . . . Lyrical, dark and detailed, the story twists like a root, bent in one way by desire, in another by fate. - Daily Mail

Impressive . . . Rainsford is a writer to watch. - Metro

A tangled, gnarled, wonderfully original, strange, beautiful beast of a book - DAISY JOHNSON

Rainsford writes beautifully with a lyrical, earthy prose which is evocative and eviscerating yet mesmerising. She gives Ada a unique voice which fills and haunts the narrative. One of the strangest books I've read in a long time, it is utterly compelling and will linger, uninvited, in your consciousness long after you've turned the last page. - Irish Independent

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“Strangely Beautiful”

I recently read and reviewed Andrew Michael Hurley's "Starve Acre" (see my reviews) which I described as being part of a new sub genre I called modern english folk stories.
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Laura McGloughlin

“Understated and quietly menacing - best novel I've read this year”

Winner of the Kate O’ Brien Prize and published by Doubleday, Follow Me to Ground is the outstanding debut novel by Sue Rainsford.
Although she was made from the Ground and therefore is not human, Ada lives... More

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“Had me hooked from the first sentence”

This book had me hooked from the first sentence "The summers here are made of long, untended grass and flat, lemon light." The prose was lyrical throughout and the plot itself was such a compulsive read, I... More

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