Elmet : SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

Elmet : SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

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Book Title: Elmet /Bp
ISBN: 9781473676497
By Author(s):MOZLEY FIONA
By Publisher:HODDER UK
Format:PB

Elmet is a quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' - The Economist

'Pastoral idyll, political expose, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' - Sunday Times

Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. When they were younger, Daniel and Cathy had gone to school. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.