Armadillos

Legend Press Ltd

Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star Award

Longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016

'P.K. Lynch can tell a story deep as a wound... Read this one' -- Jeanette Winterson

'A truly stunning debut' -- Matt Bendoris, The Scottish Sun

'Just wonderful, haunting, real...' -- Fiona Shaw

'...a brilliant first novel: pacy and un-put-downable.' -- Vicky Feaver

**Featured on Radio 4's Woman's Hour**

Aggie is fifteen, a 'sub' from a 'sub' family, one of Texas' downtrodden. Her father and brother enact that 'sub'-ness on her, week in, week out. She has only the vaguest notion that there is something wrong with the abuse she endures and instead dreams of the outside world.

And then one day, Aggie walks out, and like the armadillos that flourish in Texas' barren landscape, she is a survivor...

In her escape, she gravitates to those who are just as maltreated as her. They offer Aggie the sense of family, albeit a thoroughly dysfunctional one, that she's been searching for. But when she gets embroiled in a crisis involving stolen money, Aggie soon realises there are some problems you can't run away from.

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About the author

P. K. trained as an actor and her first professional job was playing Lizzie in the film of Irvine Welsh’s novel, Trainspotting. After having a baby, P. K. completed her first stage play, Promise. Her second play, King of the Gypsies, played at the Edinburgh fringe, and then toured. She then enrolled on the MLitt Creative Writing programme at Glasgow University where Armadillos was awarded the Sceptre Prize for Fiction.

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Publisher
Legend Press Ltd
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Published on
Apr 1, 2016
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781785079603
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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