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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Sam Marsdyke is a lonely young man, dogged by an incident in his past and forced to work his family farm instead of attending school in his Yorkshire village. He methodically fills his life with daily routines and adheres to strict boundaries that keep him at a remove from the townspeople. But one day he spies Josephine, his new neighbor from London. From that moment on, Sam's carefully constructed protections begin to crumble—and what starts off as a harmless friendship between an isolated loner and a defiant teenage girl takes a most disturbing turn.

Review:

Ross Raisin's first novel, "Out Backward," shares the same landscape as "Wuthering Heights," but don't get the wrong idea. Heathcliff is a mascot these days, not a menace, and the Yorkshire moors have become cushy real estate. Londoners "loopy for farmhouses" have moved up in droves, eager to test the fresh manure in their Wellingtons. Sam Marsdyke, a local drop-out, takes this invasion in stride,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

In this explosive debut, a troubled young Yorkshire farmer's carefully constructed reality is threatened after a rebellious teenage girl from London moves in next door.

About the Author

Ross Raisin holds an MFA from Goldsmiths College in London, where he resides. Out Backward is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061448751
Author:
Raisin, Ross
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Ross Raisin
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
England
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080701
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.80x.63 in. .41 lbs.

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