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Originally from Chicago, Elizabeth Reeder has lived in Glasgow for over fifteen years. She writes fiction, essays and for radio and teaches on the prestigious MLitt Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her first novel, Ramshackle – which Alan Warner described as ‘. . . knowing, wry and affectionate’ – was published by Freight Books in April 2012. Her essays and short stories have been published in Chapman, PN Review, Kenyon Review, and Gutter Magazine.
November 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. This compelling and fascinating novel is frankly difficult to explain, sometimes hard to read, but incredibly rewarding. It follows around 30 years of the extraordinary, dysfunctional, Fremont family (mother, father and 13 children - 12 being girls!) and their harsh, curious existence in a dusty, nameless, Midwest state. This is the second book from Elizabeth Reeder her first, Ramshackle, was shortlisted for the Anobii First Book Award - we won't be surprised if this makes award shortlists either.