J. Robert Lennon
- My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Fourth Estate, 432 pp, £12.99, August 2017, ISBN 978 0 00 818521 3
- Elmet by Fiona Mozley
John Murray, 311 pp, £8.99, March 2018, ISBN 978 1 4736 7649 7
A motherless 14-year-old child, unconstrained by society and gender, is being raised by a violent father. Shunned by their community, they live far from others, sustained by hunting and fishing; they pride themselves on their independence, their rejection of modern morality. Their home is roughly built, their clothes unfashionable, but their way of life is stable – until everything changes.
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