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Yuki chan in Brontë Country

Mick Jackson

The new novel from Mick Jackson, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of The Underground Man and Ten Sorry Tales

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Yuki is visiting her sister in the UK, but is also secretly retracing their mother’s footsteps from a holiday ten years before. Something terrible happened not long after her mother’s visit and Yuki wants to find out the cause. With the help of a local girl, Denny, she sets out to unearth and explain her family’s secrets . . .

Critic Reviews

[An] unconventional. highly readable, often very funny and strangely touching novel. Since winning the Authors' Club Best First Novel prize with The Underground Man (1997), Mick Jackson's work has been increasingly characterised by a perceptive humanity, laced with sly wit and presented with irresistible dynamism, and this is no exception ... It's the kind of book you can't stop reading but don't want to finish.

Sue Gaisford, Financial Times
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Jackson is a superb writer with a gift for dialogue.

Paula Byrne, The Times
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There are some lovely ideas in Mick Jackson's latest novel, befitting the mercurial, fretful nature of its narrator.

Eithne Farry, Mail on Sunday
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The psychic detective story soon becomes an engrossing one of a motherless young girl finding her way in the world and dealing with her grief.

Antonia Charlesworth, Big Issue North
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Yuki Chan in Bronte Country is spot on in its rendering of the round and roundness of grief ... a quietly devastating study of loss that sneaks up on you - a cupcake with something unbearable beneath the frosting.

Emma Hughes, Country Life
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A charming and utterly absorbing meditation on grieving and identity.

Juanita Coulson, The Lady

Mick Jackson is the prize winning author of the novels, The Underground Man, Five Boys and The Widow’s Tale. He also published, with the illustrator David Roberts, two acclaimed curiosities, Ten Sorry Tales and Bears of England. His latest novel is Yuki Chan in Bronte Country.

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