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24th June 2015

Old Member publishes Nothing But Grass

The debut novel by Exonian Will Cohu (1983, English), Nothing But Grass, was published this month.

Nothing But Grass tells the story of Norman Tanner, a man who thinks he has got away with murder. But he hasn’t accounted for his victim’s girlfriend, or a child destined to come back to haunt him.

The novel has received considerable praise. The Sunday Times called it “a haunting debut”, while The Independent wrote that Nothing But Grass “combines the social engagement of David Peace with Robert Macfarlane’s talent for describing the countryside in crisp, fresh language. From ghosts of the Civil War to the meaning of the miners’ strike, this is a beguiling tale about a rural England where questions of power and identity are as pertinent now as they ever were.”

You can purchase a copy of Nothing But Grass here.

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