Young God (Katherine Faw Morris)

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ISBN: 9781250069245
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Published: Picador - July 7th, 2015

Nikki Hawkins is an exceptionally driven thirteen year-old girl living in the backwoods of North Carolina, who wants nothing more than to take over the family business. It just so happens that business is running the largest drug empire in the county. A violent, transgressive take on the coming-of-age tale, YOUNG GOD is a terrifying, fast-paced debut novel. Morris's prose is sparse and visceral, with the unsparing eye of Didion or Easton Ellis and a sense of place reminiscent of Woodrell. But Nikki is a wholly original character--a potent mix of childlike innocence and sociopathic amorality you won't soon forget. A truly frightening story, YOUNG GOD will take you deep into the darkness of America's rural underworld, and then deeper still into the recesses of a young, warped criminal mind coming into its own.

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