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Grits by Niall Griffiths
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In the late 1990's, a group of young drifters from various parts of Britain find themselves washed up together in a small town on the west coast of Wales, fixed between mountains and sea. Here, they both explore and attempt to overcome those yearnings and addictions whcih have brought them to this place- promiscuity, drugs, alcohol, petty crime, the intense and angry search for the meaning which they feel life lacks at the end of this momentous century.A novel about the dispossessed and disenfranchised, about people with no further to fall, GRITS is also resolutely about the spirit of the individual, and each character's story is told in their own rich, powerful dialect.… (more)

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This was a tough read. Everything is written in dialect phonetically. So, you're reading in Welsh, Irish, Souse, Cockney, etc. accents but nothing is spelled right! But, it's totally worth the effort. Just got back from visiting Aberystwyth and Griffiths really captured the place. Great use of actual places within the story, too. ( )
  DuffDaddy | Oct 2, 2019 |
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