Young God

Young God

Stripped down and stylized—the sharpest, boldest, brashest debut of the year

Meet Nikki, the most determined young woman in the North Carolina hills. Determined not to let deadbeats and dropouts set her future. Determined to use whatever tools she can get her hands on to shape the world to her will. Determined to preserve her family's domination of the local drug trade. Nikki is thirteen years old.

Opening with a deadly plunge from a high cliff into a tiny swimming… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Nevertheless, even if Morris cannot be added to the southern canon this early in her career, Young God is, at the least, markedly superior to southern noir and an altogether remarkable debut.

By the end of Young God, I felt as if I had walked through a vacant lot, sometimes admiring its desolation, but mostly thinking about what might’ve stood there before.

Morris writes brilliantly in short, spasmodic chapters, but her vision borders on despair.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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