Ross Raisin Waterline

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Waterline

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Granta Best Young British Novelist

From Ross Raisin, the massively acclaimed author of God's Own Country and one of the best young British novelists today, comes Waterline, a devastating and definitive novel of our times.

Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia, and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home. Thirty years later the yards are nearly all gone and Cathy is dead. And now Mick will have to find a new way to live: to get away, start again, and try to deal with the guilt he feels over her death.

In Waterline, Ross Raisin brings vividly to life the story of an ordinary man caught between the loss of a great love and the hard edges of modern existence.

'A poignant, shocking, cunningly crafted classic ... the definitive novel for our times' Scotsman

'Heartbreaking ... brilliant. There are rare novels that embed themselves in your sensibility so profoundly you can imagine conversations arising between characters that never occurred on the page . . . A work of grace: a human being rendered by a triumph of ventriloquism and empathy' Alan Warner, Guardian

Ross Raisin was born in 1979 in West Yorkshire. His first novel, God's Own Country was published in 2008 and was shortlisted for nine literary awards including the Guardian First Book Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009 Ross Raisin was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. He lives in London.

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Granta Best Young British Novelist and Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year

Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife, Cathy, to Australia, and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home.

With devastating vision, Ross Raisin brings to life the story of an ordinary man caught in the outer reaches of modern existence, suffering the loss of a great love. Waterline paints a captivating portrait of the alienation of lives lived quietly all around us, and of one man s existence dissolved through grief, and the long journey home."

'There are rare novels that embed themselves in your sensibility so profoundly you can imagine conversations arising between characters that never occurred on the page . . . A work of grace: a human being rendered by a triumph of ventriloquism and empathy' Alan Warner, Guardian

'Spectacular' Time Out

'A poignant, shocking, wry, shaming, yet profoundly generous, and cunningly crafted classic ... If you're looking for the definitive novel for our times, this is the strongest candidate I've read for ages' Scotsman
'Raisin is a novelist of terrific ability and great verve' Philip Hensher, Sunday Telegraph

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-06-28 Pages: 272 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books From Ross Raisin. the massively acclaimed author of Gods Own Country and one of the best young British novelists today. comes Waterline. a devastating and definitive novel of our times.Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river. the search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia. and back again. struggling for a living. longing for home. Thirty years later the yards are nearly all gone and Cathy is dead. And now Mick will have to find a new way to live: to get away. start again. and try to deal with the guilt he feels over her death . In Waterline. Ross Raisin brings vividly to life the story of an ordinary man caught between the loss of a great love and the hard edges of modern existence.

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