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Follow Me to Ground Reviews

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me To Ground

Sue Rainsford

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2 reviews

Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 8 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9780857526779

A deeply affecting spectacle, equal parts beauty and horror, and unlike anything you will read this year' TEA OBREHT, author of Orange Prize winner, The Tiger's Wife LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOT PRIZE 2019'Fierce, palpable, hynoptic.

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
11 Sep 2019

"Innovative and unsettling debut novel"

Readers looking for a conventional plot or hand-holding through a murky world will be disappointed. In her pursuit of her desires, Ada embarks on a kind of madcap eugenics scheme that weaves and wanders, and frequently deceives, but we keep reading, following after her, into the ground.

 

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4 stars out of 5
Justine Jordan
25 Jul 2019

"Horror, feminism and folklore collide in an unnerving story of a non-human father and daughter who work as healers"

Again like The VegetarianFollow Me to Ground is odd and muscular enough to resist easy interpretation. It can be read on many levels – as a fable about female yearning, or about containment and contagion; as an investigation into toxic relationships or a puzzle over the borders between human and non-human – but it is always singularly and entirely itself.