Old Man Scratch
by Rio Youers
PS Publishing Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781848630024
Date: 01 October 2009 List Price £12.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Another terrific Peter Crowther discovery! Old Man Scratch is a high-impact, tightly plotted novella from relative newcomer Rio Youers, who with this tale marks himself out as one to watch.
Too often marketing exaggerates an author's talent, but Youers is the real deal and Old Man Scratch - essentially a tale about difficult neighbours and how they sometimes have to be dealt with, is one seriously impressive statement. PS Publishing will be publishing more stuff by Youers in the coming months including short fiction in the forthcoming new look Postscripts and there's also a collection and a novel currently being scheduled. With publisher commitment like that, Youers has a launchpad other newcomers would kill for!