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ISBN: 9781250069245208 Pages
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Longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize
Named a Best Book of the Year by Buzzfeed, The Times Literary Supplement (Selected By Eimear McBride), and the Houston Chronicle
"This is a furious blaze of a book that will rough you up and reorder your sense of the world and what's possible in it. It's a debut for the ages. Read it."-Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me
Nikki is the most determined young woman in the North Carolina hills. Determined not to let deadbeats and dropouts set her future. Determined to use whatever tools she can get her hands on to shape the world to her will. Determined to preserve her family's domination of the local drug trade. Nikki is thirteen years old.
Opening with a fatal plunge from a high cliff, Young God rushes forward as it charts Nikki's battles against isolation and victimhood. Nikki may be young, but she's a fast learner, and soon she learns exactly how to wield her powers over the people around her. The only thing slowing her down is the inheritance she's been promised but can't seem to find, buried somewhere in those hills and always just out of reach."A coming of age story by way of Breaking Bad" (The Rumpus), Young God is a brash and electrifying novel that demands your attention and refuses to be forgotten.
The Times Literary Supplement Books of the Year
NIKKI IS ALL TO HELL. A boy jumps off the cliff in front of her. She peers over the edge, watching him go.
She clenches her toes. The river is druggy and yellow and slugs next to the bottom road for miles before...
The Originals Series Katherine Faw Morris and Deniro Farrar
The Originals Series presents YOUNG GOD author Katherine Faw Morris and Deniro Farrar in our first-ever outdoor production, hosted by BuzzFeed's Isaac Fitzgerald at Interstate. Video by Lopez Williams.Share This