Twelve interconnected stories set in the tangible future, when water is commodified.
"...exciting, upsetting and essential." The Financial Times
"As a tract of written language, it is close to perfect... very human, and deadly serious." The Guardian
"...a more powerful parable... is hard to imagine." The Scotsman
Out at sea on a kayak a man is hit by lightning in this wincingly visceral strike of a book.
"Pared down... rippling, sensate writing. A terrific read." Colin Barett
"Powerful, terrifying, brilliantly done." Jon McGregor
"Searing, unflinching, exquisitely written." Tom Bullough
A short, searing novel that follows the interlocking fates of a solitary badger baiter, and a grieving farmer struggling to hold his world together.
"Dark, tense and vital... utterly absorbing" Guardian
"Absolutely unflinching." New York Times Book Review
Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014
Wales Book of the Year Fiction Prize 2015
Translations & Overseas
Jones's novels have been widely translated and are published in the U.S. by Catapult (Cove) and Coffee House Press.
He has appeared in a number of Festivals and events overseas.
For Rights enquiries, please contact A.M.Heath,
6 Warwick Court, Holborn, London WC1R 5DJ
Everything I Found on the Beach
Packing the tension of a thriller and the emotional heft of a tragedy, a tautly crafted novel that traces the lives of three strangers drawn together by chance and ambition.
"Beautiful and haunting... [it] will make your heart race" Time Out
"A remarkable novel, quiet but powerful" Shelf Awareness US
"Confirms Jones as a thrilling new presence" Western Mail
The Long Dry
A brief, powerful story of a farmer's journey to find a missing cow and the sense of himself he feels is being lost as life goes by.
"Lovely, poignant... and resonant" Sarah Waters
"A convincing glimpse of life in all its beauty and sadness" Big Issue
Betty Trask Award 2007
A lost doll meets a forgotten scarecrow. A piano player's hands argue. And a giant decides he doesn't want to listen to normal-size people anymore. Three stories, with striking illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason.
"Beautifully written and highly original" Malachy Doyle