March 1, 2018

Buzz: Praised by Kit de Waal, Tor Udall and Emma Flint. 

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA BERRIMAN HERE.

This is a heartbreaking ache of a book: it explores some harrowing themes, opens doors to experiences we should all be aware of, and is gripping and terrifyingly tense. But there’s a joy glowing at the heart of Home that elevates it above your average tear-jerker or page-turner. A joy that belongs to four (and-a-half) year-old Jesika.

The story is told through little Jesika’s eyes. Words and facts are presented as she perceives them, rather than how they are. So the ‘mould’ on the wall becomes ‘moles,’ a ‘chest infection’ a ‘chesty fecshun,’ and one of the opening lines reads: “My fayvrit green pen is on the windysill, where I hided it from Toby, and I take it and squeeze ahind the telly to get to the peeling-paper.” 

It takes a little while to adjust to this idiosyncratic narration. At fir...

January 25, 2017

The buzz:

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Book of the Year

A Slate Top Ten Book

New York Time Bestseller

Nathan Hill compared to John Irving, John Irving compares him to Dickens.

Etc...

No book could be simultaneously more timely and more timeless than this future classic. The Nix is fun, joyous, exciting and tender; full of both the outrage, anger and giddy momentum of political change and subtle layers of sympathy for the characters at the heart of it.

It is inescapably apt that The Nix reaches UK shores the very same week we watch aghast as President Trump celebrates his inauguration. The novel opens with the scene of a Trump-esque Presidential candidate getting hit with a handful of gravel thrown by an angry middle-aged women. How many people worldwide would like to throw some gravel right now?

Protest is at the centre of The Nix. After the gravel incident, the wo...

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