Mr Splitfoot (Hardback)Samantha Hunt (author)
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Nat and Rose are young orphans, living in a crowded foster home run by an eccentric religious fanatic. When a traveling con-man comes knocking, they see their chance to escape and join him on the road, proclaiming they can channel the dead - for a price, of course
Decades later, in a different time and place, Cora is too clever for her office job, too scared of her abysmal lover to cope with her unplanned pregnancy, and she too is looking for a way out. So when her mute Aunt Ruth pays her an unexpected visit, apparently on a mysterious mission, she decides to join her.
Together the two women set out on foot, on a strange and unforgettable odyssey across the state of New York. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who - or what - has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road?
Ingenious, infectious, subversive and strange, Mr Splitfoot will take you on a journey you will not regret - and will never forget.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 29 mm
Samantha Hunt is an exciting find - a fresh original voice * Sunday Express *
Hunt's writing is free of affectation and carries surprising conviction * the New Yorker *
Hunt [is] a writer to watch * Time Out New York *
Part road trip, part gothic, Mr. Splitfoot belongs on the shelf beside The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Samantha Hunt is astonishing. Her every sentence electrifies. Her characters demand our closest attention. Her new book contains everything that I want in a novel. If I could long-distance mesmerize you, dear reader, into picking up this book and buying it and reading it at once, believe me: I would. * Kelly Link *
I'm speechless. Samantha Hunt's Mr Splitfoot is so good, so inventive, so new, that I don't think I've read anything like it in years. On the surface it's about false spirituality and the most demented road trip across New York State ever attempted, but it's also about the horrible ties that bind us to one another and the small acts of redemption that make life almost okay. * Gary Shteyngart *
Part road trip, part gothic, Mr Splitfoot belongs on the shelf beside The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Samantha Hunt is astonishing. Her every sentence electrifies. Her characters demand our closest attention. Her new book contains everything that I want in a novel. If I could long-distance mesmerize you, dear reader, into picking up this book and buying it and reading it at once, believe me: I would. * Kelly Link *
A truly fantastic novel in which the blurring of natural and supernatural creates a stirring, visceral conclusion. * Kirkus Starred review *
'This spellbinder is storytelling at its best' * Publishers Weekly, starred *
Hunt's third novel heads into dark, brilliantly strange territory. * Psychologies *
Hypnotic and glowing * New York Times Book Review *
Turned around and around in these woods, you won't always know where you are, but there's a rare pleasure in this blend of romance and phantoms. * Washington Post *
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