Sammy Wright

Fit

This is the first novel by Sammy Wright, a secondary-school teacher with first-hand experience of a contemporary Britain in which children starve and the gulf between rich and poor is vast and growing.

Charting the impact on a small community of a girl being plucked by happenstance from her foster home and dropped into a dazzling new life as a London model, Fit is a moving, tragic, but ultimately hopeful look at the ways in which poverty and neglect can echo through a life . . . even after you think you’ve gotten your fairy-tale ending.

Fit was the winner, by unanimous decision, of the 2020 Northern Book Prize.

Paperback: £10.00
EBook: £6.99
Print status: Pre-order
Author: Sammy Wright
Original language: English
Format: B-format paperback
Publication date: 21 October 2021
ISBN: 9781913505127
Ebook ISBN: 9781913505134
Availability: World English
Number of pages: 224

Reviews

Jury for the 2020 Northern Book Prize (Amy Arnold, Sunjeev Sahota, Daniel Trilling, Tara Tobler)

‘Tender, tough, plainspoken and powerful, Sammy Wright’s Fit is a nimble debut from a strong and wise new voice in British fiction. We were impressed by the vivid physicality of its setting and characters, by its simple yet arresting dialogue, by its dry and under- stated wit, and perhaps most by the sheer memorability of the thing: its portrait of teenage life and foster care in a marginalised Northern town remained with all of us long after we’d read it.’