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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-12-2017
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
320
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The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector.

Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear the family's solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence.

As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty.

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Udgivelsesdato:
05-12-2017
ISBN13:
9781616208424
Vægt:
340 g
Dybde:
25 mm
Bredde:
129 mm
Højde:
205 mm
Forlag:
Algonquin Books
Format:
Paperback
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0
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse "A stunning debut . . . A wonder to behold."*

"An utterly arresting novel about family, home, rural exploitation, violence and, most of all, the loyalty and love of children under siege." --*Evening Standard

"An impressive slice of contemporary noir steeped in Yorkshire legend . . . Elmet possesses a rich and unfussy lyricism." --The Guardian

"Thrums with all the energy and life of the forests that surround the family . . . Rhythmic and lilting, the writing is dreamily poetic . . . Elmet is a rich and earthy tale of family life, sibling relationships, identity, how we define community." --Financial Times

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