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Runt
By Niall Griffiths

Runt

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Runt by Niall Griffiths

Book Description

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. The boy is a spiritual savant: an unwitting repository of folk memory from the margins, barely educated but possessed of extraordinary insights; barely literate but able to speak a language of his own - a poetry laden with Pagan and Christian myth. He is unaware that he is gifted and unaware of what he knows. But during one of his ecstatic trances, the boy learns that he has an appointed role in the world, which he must discover for himself. During an episode of brutal and climactic violence, he does exactly that. Told through the boy's internal monologue of beauty and damage, Runt is a powerful, disturbing and moving novel that reinvigorates the language of fiction and illuminates domestic tragedy with a penetrating epic light.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099461159
ISBN-10: 0099461153
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Wreckage by Niall Griffiths Wreckage, Paperback (March 2006)

Money has been stolen from the remote North Wales post office, but Darren's been over-enthusiastic with the lump hammer. When he and Alastair get back to Liverpool, and try and spend the cash on a consignment of pure cocaine - and in doing so get involved with some dangerous criminals - things really get out of hand.

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Author Biography - Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published the novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, and A Great Big Shining Star. The film of Kelly + Victor was released in 2012.

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