Living Nowhere

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"A master of beautiful language."  —Hilary Mantel, author, Wolf Hall
 Corby, the industrial new town built around a vast steel works, draws many to the fires of its furnaces—in the hope of steady work, a better house, a fresh start. Among them are Francis Cameron, from Scotland, and his friend Jan Ruckert, the son of Latvian refugees. Alienated, intelligent, and curious, they form a strong and lasting bond: two teenage boys finding their feet in a foreign place....
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Overview


"A master of beautiful language."  —Hilary Mantel, author, Wolf Hall
 Corby, the industrial new town built around a vast steel works, draws many to the fires of its furnaces—in the hope of steady work, a better house, a fresh start. Among them are Francis Cameron, from Scotland, and his friend Jan Ruckert, the son of Latvian refugees. Alienated, intelligent, and curious, they form a strong and lasting bond: two teenage boys finding their feet in a foreign place. But violence hangs in the Corby air like the ash and the stench from the steel works, and when it comes down it is sudden and lethal, with repercussions that will last a lifetime. This story of friendship and loss is a resonant, thrilling book that carries at its core a beautiful and terrible secret.
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"Amply confirms his reputation as one of our finest prose stylists."  —Guardian

"The savagery of Burnside's subject matter is finely juxtaposed with the mellifluous and redemptive beauty of his prose. A darkly compelling read."  —Time Out

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780099448556
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 4/1/2015
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 3.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Burnside is the author of The Glister; Something Like Happy, which was the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year; A Summer of Drowning which was shortlisted for the Costa Prize; and Black Cat Bone, which won both the Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. 
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