Tom Benn


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
27 April 2023
ISBN: 9781526639516
272 pages

From the publisher

**Winner of the 2022 Sunday Times Charlotte Aitken Young Writer of the Year Award**
**Longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2022**

'Oxblood shows us that there are few places literature can't take us, if the writer is brave enough, and gifted enough' FRANCIS SPUFFORD
'The master of northern noir' SUNDAY TIMES
'Brilliant' DENISE MINA
'An absolute triumph' GUARDIAN
'Powerful and so beautifully written' HARRIET TYCE, Sunday Times-bestselling author of BLOOD ORANGE

Wythenshawe, South Manchester. 1985. The Dodds family once ruled Manchester's underworld; now the men are dead, leaving three generations of women trapped in a house haunted by violence, harbouring an unregistered baby and the ghost of a murdered lover.

Over the course of a few days, Nedra, Carol and Jan must each confront the true legacy of the men who have defined their lives; and seize the opportunity to break the cycle for good.

'If I read a better novel than Oxblood in 2022, it'll be a blinding year for fiction' JOSEPH KNOX
'A propulsive, bountiful, fearless work of art' OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE
'One of the most powerful and urgent writers of our times' DAVID PEACE