Out Backward by Ross Raisin
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Sam Marsdyke is a lonely young man, dogged by an incident in his past and forced to work his family farm instead of attending school in his Yorkshire village. He methodically fills his life with daily routines and adheres to strict boundaries that keep him at a remove from the townspeople. But one day he spies Josephine, his new neighbor from London. From that moment on, Sam's carefully constructed protections begin to crumble—and what starts off as a harmless friendship between an isolated loner and a defiant teenage girl takes a most disturbing turn.

 

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Ross Raisin is the author of Out Backward, winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Betty Trask Award, and a finalist the Guardian First Book Award, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize, the IMPAC, and other honors. He is an occasional contributor to the Guardian and holds an MFA from Goldsmiths College in London, where he resides.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 210 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While Jo is ready to return to her cushier life, Sam becomes more controlling, more dominant and more threatening.

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Expelled from the school in town after having been accused of attempted rape, Sam Marsdyke keeps to his parents' Yorkshire sheep farm and steers clear of the outside world, that is until fifteen-year-old Josephine moves in next door.

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Sam Marsdyke, an awkward Yorkshire teenager, works alongside his silent brooding father on their sheep farm.

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