Shortlisted for the Amazon Rising StarAwardLonglisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize 2016'P.K. Lynch can tell a story deep as a wound Read thisone' -- Jeanette WintersonAggie is fifteen-year-old girl, a 'sub' from a 'sub'family, one of Texas' downtrodden. Her father and brother enact that 'sub'-nesson her, week in, week out. She has only the vaguest notion that there issomething wrong with the abuse she endures and instead dreams of the outsideworld.And then one day, Aggie walks out, and like the armadillosthat flourish in Texas' barren landscape, she is a survivor...In her escape, she gravitates tothose 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 whenshe gets embroiled in a crisis involving stolen money, Aggie soon realisesthere are some problems you can't run away from.Lynch stuns in this dark debut talechronicling the journey of a young girl's escape from an abusive family whodespite all odds manages to survive. With the sense of a modern American classic,Scottish writer Lynch brings us 'Armadillos', an absorbing tale with anexplosive ending.
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