A simple tale told against a background of urban decay and moral squalor. This book sees 15-year-old Danny determined to look after his grandparent's ancient sow, following his grandfather's death and his grandmother's removal to a home.
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A coming-of-age story as strange and surprising, in its way, as THE CATCHER IN THE RYE ( New York Times)
Cowan's writing is reminiscent of Roddy Doyle's in his ability to recreate the intense emotions of youth. ( The Good Book Guide)
A first novel of extraordinary poise and accomplishment, treating a boy's coming of age amid the squalid realities of the new British underclass with a delicacy and lyricism which is both gripping and moving ( Michael Dibdin)
The detail is immaculately recorded; the effect is heartbreaking ( Louisa Young, Sunday Times)
[A] wholly satisfying book, quietly beautiful and inescapably ominous ( David Buckley, Observer)
Beautifully evoked ... Cowan writes with a deceptive simplicity ( Amanda Craig, The Times)
A wonderful first novel ( Christopher Hart, Daily Telegraph)
Cowan's beautifully drawn, multi award-winning first novel of love in the hostile climate of modern British society
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