By (author) Niall Griffiths
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Grits by Niall Griffiths
Book DescriptionIn the late 1990s, a group of young drifters from various parts of Britain find themselves washed up together in a small town on the west coast of Wales, fixed between mountains and sea. Here, they both explore and attempt to overcome those yearnings and addictions which have brought them to this place: promiscuity, drugs, alcohol, petty crime, the intense and angry search for the meaning which they feel life lacks at the arse-end of this momentous century. A novel about the dispossessed and disenfranchised, about people with no further to fall, Grits is also resolutely about the spirit of the individual, and each character's story is told in their own rich, powerful dialect. Through their voices, the novel charts this chapter in their lives, presenting, with humour and rage and a deep underlying sadness, a picture of the diversity and waste that is life in Britain today.A work of power, passion and enormous originality, Grits describes - in language both mythic and demotic - ways of living that appear squalid but which aspire to the spiritual. As a novel that speaks for an under-class and a sub-culture, it stands comparison with Cain's Book and Trainspotting.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099285175
(198mm x 129mm x 32mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Niall Griffiths
One Moonlit Night, Paperback (March 2015)
WINNER OF THE GREATEST WELSH NOVEL
Great Big Shining Star, Paperback (November 2014)
Sixteen-year-old Grace has dreams, and she knows how to make them come true: a little silicone and surgery here and there -nose, breasts, lips, hair, teeth, nails. Then with the right clothes and a new tan she'll be ready: ready to be seen, consumed and adored by millions. Grace will become a celebrity.
Ronnie's Dream, Paperback (October 2010)
The tribes of 21st century Britain assemble for war and Ronnie, a squaddie on a spree before Iraq, has the strangest of dreams, while Cardiff drugs baron Max is in search of the perfect woman.
Runt, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Niall Griffiths
On leaving school a sixteen-year-old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill-farm. His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot-and-mouth epidemic and his uncle has turned, once again, to the bottle. This title illuminates domestic tragedy with a penetrating epic light.
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Author Biography - Niall Griffiths
Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He is the author of six novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, and Runt.
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