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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

'A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable' The Economist

'A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement' TLS

'Pastoral idyll, political exposé, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather' Sunday Times

Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the woods with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted.

Cathy was more like their father: fierce and full of simmering anger. Daniel was more like their mother: gentle and kind. Sometimes, their father disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home, he was at peace. He told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn't true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.

Brutal and beautiful in equal measure, Elmet is a compelling portrayal of a family living on the fringes of contemporary society, as well as a gripping exploration of the disturbing actions people are capable of when pushed to their limits.

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A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable (The Economist)

Elmet is in so many ways a wonder to behold. It is also this year's David among the predictable Goliaths on the Booker list. How thrilling if David were to win against them (Evening Standard)

Exceptional in every way (Mail on Sunday)

A work of troubling beauty . . . Brutal, bleak, ethereal (New Statesman)

Mozley is a gifted writer . . . Pastoral idyll, political exposé, cosy family saga and horror tale, it reads like a traditional children's story that turns into a gangster film: Hansel and Gretel meets The Godfather (Sunday Times)

An impressive slice of contemporary noir steeped in Yorkshire legend . . . Elmet possesses a rich and unfussy lyricism (Guardian)

A rare find of a book and a truly startling debut . . . a fascinating and unique tale shot through with gothic elements of Yorkshire folklore and fable. A poignant and powerful story, relevant now more than ever in a time when many in the countryside feel disenfranchised and unheard, Elmet packs a punch (Stylist, Book Wars)

Rhythmic and lilting . . . a rich and earthy tale (Financial Times)

At its best, it reminds you of Cormac McCarthy's The Road (Metro)

A cleverly constructed rural Gothic fable written in palatably simple prose . . . Elmet is a marvellous achievement (TLS)

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An atmospheric and thrilling debut set in Yorkshire - perfect for fans of The Loney and The Essex Serpent

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