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Waterline

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Waterline by Ross Raisin

Granta Best Young British Novelist and Sunday Times Young Writer of the YearMick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife, Cathy, to Australia, and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home. With devastating vision, Ross Raisin brings to life the story of an ordinary man caught in the outer reaches of modern existence, suffering the loss of a great love. Waterline paints a captivating portrait of the alienation of lives lived quietly all around us, and of one man s existence dissolved through grief, and the long journey home. 'There are rare novels that embed themselves in your sensibility so profoundly you can imagine conversations arising between characters that never occurred on the page . . . A work of grace: a human being rendered by a triumph of ventriloquism and empathy' Alan Warner, Guardian'Spectacular' Time Out'A poignant, shocking, wry, shaming, yet profoundly generous, and cunningly crafted classic ... If you're looking for the definitive novel for our times, this is the strongest candidate I've read for ages' Scotsman'Raisin is a novelist of terrific ability and great verve' Philip Hensher, Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire in 1979, near Bradford and Ilkley. His first novel, God's Own Country, was published to great acclaim in 2008 and was shortlisted for nine awards including the Guardian First Book Award. In 2009 Ross was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His second novel, Waterline, was first published in 2011, was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and was described by Alan Warner in the Guardian as 'a work of grace: a human being rendered by a triumph of ventriloquism and empathy' and the author was described by Philip Hensher in the Telegraph as: 'a novelist of terrific ability and great verve'. Ross Raisin lives in London and is at work on his third novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2012

Author

Ross Raisin

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
272 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780141033532

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