- Stephen May (a published student)
- September 2008
- Cinnamon Press
About the publication
An award-winning first novel by Stephen May, TAG tells the story of Mistyann Rutherford one of recent literature's most compelling characters. Fifteen, unpredictable and violent, Mistyann is the most alluring kind of trouble. As gifted intellectually as she is impoverished materially, she is selected as one of nine teen prodigies who travel to a remote mid-Wales manor house for a special residential course. There, cut off by language and by landscape, with no urban comfort blankets to cling to, things begin to seriously unravel.
Fast-moving, at times shocking, TAG is the story of lives turned upside down by reckless moments and impulses that won't be denied. Full of humour, wit, drama, and a forensic eye for the absurdities of the way we live now, TAG is a memorable debut.
Very funny and politically resonant.Manchester Evening News