My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I can without a doubt see why Elmet by Fiona Mozley was nominated for an award. The way in which this story was written had the power and presence of an orchestra. Sweet, sweet music, ambling along at perfect pace, flowing and describing and setting the scene. The characters were the boom from the cymbals, the mighty beat of drums, and in contrast, the delicate poignancy of a triangle.
As you can probably tell, this story totally GOT ME. Such simplicity, and yet, it was INCREDIBLE.
Elmet is contemporary fiction at its best. This story has a heart, and it made mine beat in unison with it.
*Thank you to the publisher, author and NetGalley who provided me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.*