Runt by Niall Griffiths

Runt

Niall Griffiths

This novel will definitely take you out of your comfort zone. It is set in rural Wales and is narrated by a barely literate adolescent boy. His spiritual feelings are recalled through disturbing and moving accounts of his brutal domestic life. Both compelling and challenging, it is not for the fainthearted, but it is well worth the effort.

Extract

Rain's speaking drumming drumming one of the speakings of the sky. A speaking of the falling water on the tent pat pat and a speaking of Arrn's breathing and it All Coming Together all Times meeting on me and in me turning into one. Just One.

Parallels
  • SheepShagger by Niall Griffiths
  • Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
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