Follow Me To Ground

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Ada and her father live a quiet life together in the woods outside of town. They spend their years treating Cures i.e. the human folk who come to them, cautiously, with various ailments. Ada embarks on a disquieting relationship with a local Cure named Samson, much to the displeasure of both his sister Olivia and Ada’s father. When Olivia falls pregnant, it ignites a series of events which shake the town and The Ground itself to its core.

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‘A tangled, gnarled, wonderfully original, strange, beautiful beast of a book’
DAISY JOHNSON, author of Everything Under

‘Beautiful and terrifying’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Seethingly assured debut fuses magical realism with critical and feminist theory’ GUARDIAN

In house in a wood, Ada and her father live peacefully, tending to their garden and the wildlife in it. They are not human though. Ada was made by her father from the Ground, a unique patch of earth with birthing and healing properties. Though perhaps he didn’t get her quite right. They spend their days healing the local human folk – named Cures – who visit them, suspiciously, with their ailments.

When Ada embarks on a relationship with a local Cure named Samson, and is forced to choose between her old life with her father, and a new one with her human lover. Her decision will uproot the town – and the Ground itself – for ever.

A poised and simmering tour-de-force, FOLLOW ME TO GROUND is a sinister vision of desire and freewill, voiced in earthy prose and eviscerating detail by an astoundingly original new writer.

‘Equal parts beauty and horror, and unlike anything you will read this year’ TEA OBREHT

‘Fierce, palpable, hynoptic. A dazzling, troubling dream’ COLIN BARRETT

‘A writer to watch’ METRO

‘An astonishing debut heralding the career of an exciting new writer. Strange, lyrical, and arresting, this novel will draw readers into its extraordinary spell.’ KIRKUS starred review

LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2019

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Weight 146 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

197

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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