Way out in those sections of the Guardian website no one visits, the Man Booker longlist was released last week. But we know you free-thinking renegades don’t want what The Man’s trying to shill to you!
So we asked James Elliott, manager of Daunt Books Chelsea, for top reads that were surprisingly overlooked.
He chose James Kelman’s music-soaked emotional epic Dirt Road; the second novel, The Lesser Bohemians, from Eimear McBride, who wrote the much-loved A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing; and Augustown by celebrated poet Kei Miller, a dramatic multi-generational re-telling of Jamaican history.
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