Young God

by Katherine Faw Morris

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Elliptical and powerful, this savage novel follows the blighted life of Nikki, a wild teenager in North Carolina on the run from a children's home seeking refuge with her drug dealer of a birth father. A dark, poetic and unapologetic tale of bleak sins and terrible, amoral excesses in the lineage of Fight Club or Alissa's Nutting equally shocking Tampa, Faw Morris' debut is brutal and insidious, a portrait of a teenager in hell like few have attempted before. It will amaze, repulse and delight by the sheer power of its empathy with the downtrodden and the lost of American society. Handle with care!

Maxim Jakubowski

Young God Synopsis

Nikki has been thirteen forever. She drives a stolen car up the Carolina hills to her father's trailer with a backpack full of pills. She is determined to make her way into his life. Drug deals, pimp wars, chicken shit, ecstasy. Soon Nikki learns what's required of her to survive - and to prevail - - in this world. Young God introduces a debut novelist with a startling control of language. Scene by harrowing scene, with flashes of brilliant imagery and terse, tense dialogue, this book brings readers into the lost wilds of America. Just as Nikki fights her way into power among dangerous men, Katherine Faw Morris invades stylistic territory usually dominated by male writers - and demands attention.

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ISBN: 9781847088895
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781847088895
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Katherine Faw Morris
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Katherine Faw Morris

Katherine Faw Morris is a native of northwest North Carolina. She studied at Columbia and currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two pitbulls. Young God is her debut novel.   Author Photo © Don Morris  

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