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Brutes : 'An astonishing debut' SUNDAY TIMES

Author: Tate, Dizz


Published on 2 February 2023 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 240 pages
143 x 224 x 25 | 354g

'This season's most-anticipated first outing.' (Vogue)'A Lynchian reinterpretation of The Virgin Suicides.' (Observer)'An astonishing debut that will burrow under your skin.' (Sunday Times)In Falls Landing, Florida - a place built of theme parks, swampy lakes, and scorched bougainvillea flowers - something sinister lurks in the deep. A gang of thirteen-year-old girls obsessively orbit around the local preacher's daughter, Sammy. She is mesmerizing, older, and in love with Eddie. But suddenly, Sammy goes missing. Where is she? Watching from a distance, they edge ever closer to discovering a dark secret about their fame-hungry town and the cruel cost of a ticket out. What they uncover will continue to haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Through a darkly beautiful and brutally compelling lens, Dizz Tate captures the violence, horrors, and manic joys of girlhood. Brutes is a novel about the seemingly unbreakable bonds in the 'we' of young friendship, and the moment it is broken forever.

Brutes : 'An astonishing debut' SUNDAY TIMES

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