Grace McCleen - The Land of Decoration
Released: 01/03/2012 Chatto & WindusFeaturing on this year's Waterstones 11 - a pick of the best upcoming literary debuts - McCleen's novel stars a devout ten-year-old, Judith, who escapes the taunts of playground bullies in her own miniature model of The Promised Land. A miracle, and the start of her real troubles, ensue. For more information visit: http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/the-land-of-decoration/9780701186814 Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/070118681X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
The Independent“Deep, fantastical and powerful...” McCleen been able to observe a fascinating, self-contained world with generosity, wonder and spirit. This is a wonderful gem of a debut novel...
The Observer“Fascinating...” Surprising, affecting, thoughtful and complex, McCleen's novel grows in power the more time you spend with it, and marks her out as a writer to watch...
Financial Times“Loveable, unique and thrillingly uncategorisable...” McCleen balances her narrative so that we remain unsure whether faith or coincidence is behind these happenings, and it is in this ambiguity that the power of her novel becomes apparent...
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