Elmet (Compact Disc)

By Fiona Mozley, Gareth Bennett Ryan (Narrated by)

HighBridge Audio, 9781684410460

Publication Date: December 15, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/5/2017)
Paperback (12/5/2017)
Library Binding, Large Print (3/7/2018)

List Price: 34.99*
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December 2017 Indie Next List

“Elmet is a great read. The writing is beautiful, and I found myself totally entranced by both the characters and the scenery. I'm stilling mulling over the end. I love having something to think through after finishing a story!”
— Randy Schiller, Left Bank Books, Saint Louis, MO
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Description

In this atmospheric and profoundly moving debut, Cathy and Daniel live with their father, John, in the remote woods of Yorkshire, in a house the three of them built themselves. John is a gentle brute of a man, a former enforcer who fights for money when he has to, but who otherwise just wants to be left alone to raise his children. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, and a series of actions is set in motion that can only end in violence. Steeped in the natural world of northern England, this is a lyrical commentary on the bonds of siblings and fatherhood, and on the meaning of community in the modern world. Elmet marks the launch of a major new voice in literary fiction.