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Young God

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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!

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Synopsis

Young God by Katherine Faw Morris

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.

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

2nd April 2015

Author

Katherine Faw Morris

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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847088895

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