by Anna Richards - £8.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780330464413 | ISBN 10: 0330464418
A glorious, towering triumph of a novel from the author Ali Smith called 'a huge new talent'.
An adventure, a black comedy, a fairy tale of sorts and a romance, Little Gods tells the story of larger-than-life Jean Clocker, whose birth challenges the very balance of nature and whose body resists all attempts to contain it.
A girl – and later, woman – of unusual size and strength, fitting in is never an option for Jean, but it takes the chaos of war – and, later, America – to persuade her to fully appreciate her extraordinary stature.
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