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Author(s): Niall Griffiths

Location(s): Wales

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



Written in rough, tough and fiercely native prose, Sheepshagger is a coming-of-age ensemble novel about a bunch of promiscuous, disenchanted, druggy Welsh youngsters, growing up in a world from which they feel disconnected, surrounded by a beautiful countryside they struggle to understand. In the middle and somehow pivotal to this motley Celtic crew is Ianto: a genetically unfortunate ne’er-do-well who yet possesses the spiritual centredness the others lack.

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“”Sheepshagger” is never less than compelling; the range of Griffiths’s achievement is as exhilarating as the reach of his ambition.” – “Guardian”

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