There isn't a person left in the valley who hasn't turned against Sam Marsdyke.
Expelled from school he spends his days alone on the moors tending sheep, watching wide-eyed ramblers march past and 'towns' move in, turning farms into second homes. Then a new family arrives, eager for 'welly weekends and a postcard view', and Marsdyke catches sight of their young daughter. What begins as an unlikely friendship between the two turns into something altogether more unnerving.
Brilliantly comic and deeply unsettling. God's Own Country traces a journey across the Yorkshire landscape and into the mind of one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2009
- 128 x 198mm