My Name is Yip: A gold-rush adventure story of murder, friendship and redemption

My Name is Yip: A gold-rush adventure story of murder, friendship and redemption

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A brilliantly original voice-driven debut story of courage, friendship and adventure through the wonders and horrors of the American frontier.

"MY NAME IS YIP TOLROY & I am a mute. I have made not a sound since the day of my birth, October 2nd, 1815. I will say that my life has been something of a trial but such is God's wish & so I must tell my story here on the page."

Yip Tolroy and his fiery Mama run the general store in Heron's Creek, Georgia. An uneventful life, until gold is discovered nearby and Yip is caught up in a bloody, grievous crime forcing him to flee. On the run, friendless and alone, he meets Dud Carter a savvy but unlikely companion. Together, they embark on a journey that thrusts them unwittingly into a world of menace and violence, of lust and revenge. And, as Yip and Dud's odyssey takes them further into the unknown - via travelling shows, escaped slaves and the greed of gold-hungry men - the pull of home only gets stronger. But what will they find there if they ever return?

'This is violent, anarchic American history with echoes of Sebastian Barry's Days Without End, but Paddy Crewe's take is startlingly original... Yip's tale is immersive and beautiful in unexpected places.

Adventure fiction, Historical fiction

Paperback

Paddy Crewe

384 pages

H: 234mm W: 153mm Spine: 27mm

Weight: 463 grams