By Katherine Faw Morris
Stripped down and stylized—the sharpest, boldest, brashest debut of the year
Meet Nikki, the main decided younger lady within the North Carolina hills. made up our minds to not permit deadbeats and dropouts set her destiny. made up our minds to exploit no matter what instruments she will be able to get her arms directly to form the area to her will. made up our minds to maintain her family's domination of the neighborhood drug alternate. Nikki is 13 years old.
establishing with a perilous plunge from a excessive cliff right into a tiny swimming gap, Young God refuses to decelerate for a second because it charts Nikki's battles opposed to isolation and victimhood. Nikki should be younger, yet she's a quick learner, and soon—perhaps too quickly, if in reality it's now not too late—she understands precisely tips on how to wield her powers over the folks round her. the single factor slowing her down is the inheritance she's been promised yet can't appear to locate, buried someplace deep in these hills and continuously simply out of achieve.
With prose stripped right down to its naked essence, brash and electrifying, brutal but starkly appealing, Katherine Faw Morris's Young God is a debut that calls for your awareness and won't be forgotten—just like Nikki, who will lower you if you happen to permit that spotlight waver.
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