Shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award: a modern comic classic from 'A British writer to be treasured' (Independent on Sunday) The news couldn't be worse for Tam, Richie and their new supervisor: Mr McCrindle's fence has gone slack. The three of them are duly dispatched to the McCrindle farm, where they finish off the work, then go to England where, after rain-sodden days bashing in fence posts, they wolf down baked beans in their shared caravan and spend their evenings and cash in the local pub. But then they encounter the Hall Brothers -- butchers, rival fencers and local heroes!
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'A demented, deadpan comic wonder' Thomas Pynchon 'A heaving cauldron of black humour! I can guarantee that if you buy this book you'll never look at a stretch of high-tensile agricultural fencing in quite the same way ever again' Time Out 'Extremely unusual, finely crafted and funny' Observer 'Clever and funny and rewardingly strange ! in a manner which may be called Kafkaesque' Independent on Sunday 'Unpretentious, comic and intelligent' Daily Telegraph
About Magnus Mills
magnus mills's work has been translated into no less than twenty languages. He is the author of a book of short stories, Only When the Sun Shines Brightly, as well as three novels: Three to See the King, All Quiet on the Orient Express and The Restraint of Beasts, a novel which won the McKitterick Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award.
The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills
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Winner of McKitterick Prize 1999 Short-listed for Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 1998 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 1998 Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 1998
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