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Follow Me to Ground

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A haunted, surreal debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father, and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal--one that upends our understanding of power, predation, and agency. Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals--or "Cures"--by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, to the displeasure of her father and Samson's widowed, pregnant sister, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover--and eventually comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself. Follow Me to Ground is fascinating and frightening, urgent and propulsive. In Ada, award-winning author Sue Rainsford has created an utterly bewitching heroine, one who challenges conventional ideas of womanhood and the secrets of the body. Slim but authoritative, Follow Me to Ground lingers long after its final page, pulling the reader into a dream between fairy tale and nightmare, desire and delusion, folktale and warning.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 20mm | 340g
  • English
  • 1982133635
  • 9781982133634

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Palm Beach Post's Most Anticipated Fiction of 2020
Buzzfeed's Most Anticipated of 2020
One of AV Club's New Books to Read This January
A Daily Break January Latest Read
One of Tor.com's All New Genre-Bending Books Coming Out in January! "Rainsford's protagonists, beings of the "Ground," live in isolation in the woods, tolerated by nearby villagers for their magical healing powers. Underworld elements keep creeping into this moody fairy tale, but a young woman's liberation is the main, intriguing attraction."
--Entertainment Weekly, 20 must-read books for January
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224 ratings
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4 47% (105)
3 16% (36)
2 7% (16)
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