My Name is Yip: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

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My Name is Yip: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

My Name is Yip: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

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Yip Tolroy is one of the most unusual characters, in both senses of the word, that I have come across.

No hair ever growed on my head or nowhere else, no dark shock nested in my armpits or lined in bristling ceremony upon my upper lip.As his mother still lies in the blood-slicked sheets, and Yip takes his first gulps of air, his father disappears without trace. It was a tough book to read at the beginning because of the grammar, dialect, and spelling but as the story progressed, I got used to it and it because easier.

Clare Clark, author of Savage Lands * What a marvel this novel by Paddy Crewe is, what an unlooked-for firecracker of fury and beauty and rage and hope. His debut novel, My Name Is Yip, has been shortlisted for the Betty Trask, the Wilbur Smith, a South Bank Sky Arts Award and the Society of Authors First Novel Award, and longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. The story moves briskly, thanks to very short chapters with concise and perfect titles and a plot that barrels along and really picks up speed at the end, taking your heart with it. The book is not without some mentions of brutality, violence and mutation which reflects the hostility of the time and is definitely not for the faint hearted.Later, after Yip is separated from Dud, he’s gathered under the wing of the roguish Jim Coyne, travelling onwards in his wagon. This novel has such a fantastic voice, Yip Tolroy quickly cemented himself as one of my favorite characters to grace the world of literature. Donal Ryan, author of Strange Flowers * Yip Tolroy may not speak, but his voice soars off the page in Paddy Crewe's terrific debut novel. I thought there were a few minor flaws, but they were easily forgiven as I was swept along on a galloping wild ride.

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