Raisin, Ross Waterline

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Waterline

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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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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 )

What impresses about Raisin is the all-encompassing nature of his imaginative empathy, and the way in which he makes the reader complicit in his character's fate

( Sunday Times )

Mick's story is one you won't forget. With this second novel Ross Raisin confirms himself as an exciting talent, a unique, gifted and generous voice, a young writer with a vision broad far beyond his years

(David Vann Financial Times )

Waterline announces Raisin as a profound thinker as well as a distinctive voice

( Esquire )

A writer of outstanding talent ( Independent on Sunday )

Stunning in its maturity and descriptive voice . . . Raisin is shaping up to be one of our most extraordinary writers ( Telegraph )

Beautiful ... Waterline's great achievement is in giving a convincing and moving voice to an element of society that is rarely so emotively heard ( Dazed & Confused )

There are winning moments of levity and fellow feeling ... Raisin manages to make Mick's wanderings absorbing, sympathetic and entirely familiar ( Literary Review )

About the Author:

Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire in 1979, near Bradford and Ilkley. His first novel, God's Own Country, was published to great acclaim in 2008 and was shortlisted for nine awards including the Guardian First Book Award. In 2009 Ross was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. His second novel, Waterline, was first published in 2011, was a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and was described by Alan Warner in the Guardian as 'a work of grace: a human being rendered by a triumph of ventriloquism and empathy' and the author was described by Philip Hensher in the Telegraph as: 'a novelist of terrific ability and great verve'. Ross Raisin lives in London and is at work on his third novel.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780141033532

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