When a teenage girl leaves the workhouse and abducts a child placed in her care, the local priest is called upon to retrieve them. Chased through the Cumbrian mountains of a distant past, the girl fights starvation and the elements, encountering the hermits, farmers and hunters who occupy the remote hillside communities.
Like an American Southern Gothic tale set against the violent beauty of Northern England, Beastings is a sparse and poetic novel about morality, motherhood, and corruption.
Author: PIG IRON by Benjamin Myers won the inaugural GORDON BURN Prize 2013. His writing has been praised by Award winning author Sarah Hall.
Benjamin won The Northern Writers Award 2013. He lives in West Yorkshire.
- Publishing Details:
- Bluemoose, 2014