An outstanding young writer --The Times
A major new literary talent --Mario Basini
Part rant part confessional prose suggests Trezise is a force to be reckoned with --Buzz
From the Publisher
Grit is not fashionable in adult novels nowadays. Too much deprivation, abuse and alcohol without a touch of slick, ironic violence and the narrative begins to sound like a catalogue of "issues" to be stuffed, disguised as fiction, down the throats of pre-teens. Trezise's debut, the story of Rebecca growing up in unemployment-blighted Rhondda valley, has plenty of grit, peppered by neglect, rape and drugs. What makes this winner of the Orange Futures Prize work is Rebecca's own voice. She rants, she sulks, but she remains defiant and touchingly cynical. You guess immediately that she is a survivor. The Guardian
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