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A tense cat-and-mouse game and a brilliantly realised story of hope in a seemingly hopeless place

The last thing Percy expected to find in the local drug den was a baby girl. Now she needs to get the baby to a hospital, and fast. But there's a blizzard outside and soon two-bit criminal Shelton Potter has woken up and is on the hunt for whoever has taken the baby . . .

'Read-in-a-day, stay-up-all-night compelling'

'The Catcher in the Rye meets Fargo'
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'Hilarious, heartbreaking and true' NPR
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 20mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008142378
  • 9780008142377
  • 726,802

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'So, so compelling. Read-in-a-day, stay-up-all-night compelling' Stylist

'Darkly humorous . . . this book must be read' Literary Review

'Blackly comic . . . featuring echoes of True Grit's Mattie Ross and Winter's Bone's Ree Dolly, Percy is a fearless, funny and stubborn leading lady' Shortlist

'Compulsively readable . . . finish the first chapter and you will be hooked' Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs and Beneath the Bonfire

'If you're a fan of Charles Portis and Denis Johnson this book is exactly what you've been waiting for' Brock Clarke, author of The Happiest People in the World

'Gritty, compelling . . . Mulhauser depicts his people and their landscape with uncompromising fidelity' Ron Rash, author of Above the Waterfall

'This novel comes on like the blizzard at its centre, and leaves you dazzled and dazed not only by how much Travis Mulhauser knows, but how deeply he cares' Michael Parker, author of All I Have in This World

'There's a big old neon heart pulsing on every page of Sweetgirl, like the sign to a bar you can't help but enter. I couldn't stop turning the pages' Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls and Don't Kiss Me
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About Travis Mulhauser

Travis Mulhauser is from Petoskey, Michigan. He lives currently in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and two children and earned his MFA from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
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Rating details

3,380 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 22% (751)
4 42% (1,433)
3 28% (941)
2 6% (214)
1 1% (41)
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