Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising Star
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
Aggie is fifteen-year-old girl, 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
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.
Lynch stuns in this dark debut tale
chronicling the journey of a young girl’s escape from an abusive family who
despite all odds manages to survive. With the sense of a modern American classic,
Scottish writer Lynch brings us ‘Armadillos’, an absorbing tale with an
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