On leaving school a 16 year old boy goes to live with his uncle on a remote Welsh hill-farm. His aunt has recently committed suicide after losing her livestock in the foot-and-mouth epidemic and his uncle has turned, once again, to the bottle. The boy is an innocent, a spiritual savant, his uncle sees him as a shaman.
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Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published the novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, and A Great Big Shining Star. The film of Kelly + Victor was released in 2012.Review:
"The writing leaps off the page...it throws up something so original and striking that it takes up permanent residence in a reader's head" -- Tim Martin Daily Telegraph "Runt is a bungee-jump plummet from modern sophistication into something lurking below, where fantasy takes flesh and ancient knowledge prevails" -- Jennie Renton Sunday Herald "Runt deserves the hackneyed description 'tour de force' ... it demonstrates Griffiths, a gritty realist, in complete command of the dark despairing gloop that so often smothers human lives" -- Tom Adair Scotsman "You would have to go back to Thomas Hardy to find a British writer who evokes a landscape so completely" Time Out "Evolutionary psychology meets mythology in this short, strange, savage novel... Niall Griffiths's prose enchants you" Guardian
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