God's Own Country

God's Own Country

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Granta Best Young British Novelist and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, Shortlisted for NINE literary awards'Ross Raisin's story of how a disturbed but basically well-intentioned rural youngster turns into a malevolent sociopath is both chilling in its effect and convincing in its execution' J. M. Coetzee 'Utterly frightening and electrifying' Joshua Ferris 'Astonishing, funny, unsettling ... An unforgettable creation [whose] literary forebears include Huckleberry Finn, Holden Caulfield and Alex from A Clockwork Orange' The Times'Remarkable, compelling, very funny and very disturbing . . . like no other character in contemporary fiction' Sunday TimesIn God's Own Country, one of the most celebrated debut novels of recent years, Ross Raisin tells the story of solitary young farmer, Sam Marsdyke, and his extraordinary battle with the world.Expelled from school and cut off from the town, mistrusted by his parents and avoided by city incomers, Marsdyke is a loner until he meets rebellious new neighbour Josephine. But what begins as a friendship and leads to thoughts of escape across the moors turns to something much, much darker with every step.'Powerful, engrossing, extraordinary, sinister, comic. A masterful debut' Observer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0141033525
  • 9780141033525
  • 133,444

About Ross Raisin

Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire and lives in London. He is twenty-seven years old.
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1,053 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 14% (144)
4 39% (410)
3 33% (343)
2 11% (121)
1 3% (35)

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This was an excellent shortish book. Ross Raisin captures what it might be like to have a mind that hasn't made up it's mind yet (if that makes sense!) Sam Marsdyke is at first a sad and lonely character, apparently through no fault of his own - however as I read on, I began to have doubts, although was never quite able to decide. He keeps you thinking all the way through. It seemed scarily accurate to me - I will be interested to read his next book and hope that it doesn't disappoint.show more
by Fran Wolfman
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