Author(s): Ross Raisin
In 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.
Winner of Guildford Book Festival First Novel Award 2008 and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2009. Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 2008 and John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2008 and Dylan Thomas Prize 2008 and Portico Prize 2008 and Authors' Club First Novel Award 2009.