Scorper: A Novel (Paperback)
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Scorper: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 01/10/2015
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Scorper, noun, a tool used to scoop out broad areas when engraving wood or metal.

Scorper, novel, an uncanny and sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to the small Sussex town of Ditchling, searching for stories about his grandfather. A tale of twitching curtains, severed hands and peculiar sexual practices. A book about Eric Gill's artistic legacy, his despicable behaviour and enduring influence. Scorper is a strange and beautiful English comic masterpiece, with added bird bones.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783781065
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 194 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Powerfully original, funny and strange and haunting - Tessa Hadley, author, Clever Girl

Scorper is a charming, funny, tender pleasure. A pleasing air of mania and madness - Andrew Miller, Costa Award-winning author, Pure

[An] original, darkly comic novel... It's a funny, unsettling read; Kafka crossed with Flann O'Brien - Brandon Robshaw, Independent on Sunday

[A] funny, disturbing portrayal of a mind at odds with itself - Hannah Rosefield, Guardian

Scorper is delightful. It's funny, thought-provoking, and different to anything that's preceded it. John Cull is a great character in a cast of great characters... It's a little work of genius - Bookmunch

Scorper is most unusual, and most rewarding. Gradually it bleeds from the pastoral through the surreal and into the horrific, like an Evelyn Waugh novel given the Edgar Allan Poe treatment, the kind of story where you don't realize until the shears have closed that you were caught between them - Kevin Brockmeier, author, The Brief History of the Dead

This is rural mystery at its best - dark, deceitful and uncomfortable - Andy Barr, Absolutely Chelsea and Fulham

Strange and beautiful - Zoe Johnson, Big Issue in the North

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