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Follow Me to Ground

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Follow Me to Ground

A “legitimately frightening” (The New York Times Book Review) debut novel about an otherworldly young woman, her father and her lover that culminates in a shocking moment of betrayal.

“You’ve never encountered a father-daughter story like Rainsford’s slim debut” (Entertainment Weekly). Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals --- or “Cures” --- by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, to the displeasure of her father and Samson’s widowed, pregnant sister, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover --- and eventually comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town and the Ground itself.

“Visceral in its descriptions…this unworldly story is a well-crafted and eerie exploration of desire...beautifully intoxicating” (Shelf Awareness). In Ada, award-winning author Sue Rainsford has created an utterly bewitching heroine, one who challenges conventional ideas of womanhood and the secrets of the body. “A triumph of imagination and myth-bending…equal parts beauty and horror [FOLLOW ME TO GROUND is] unlike anything you will read this year” (Téa Obreht).

Follow Me to Ground
by Sue Rainsford

  • Publication Date: January 5, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • ISBN-10: 1982133643
  • ISBN-13: 9781982133641