The Minor Outsider
Dark, contemporary and quietly devastating story of a love affair between two aspiring writers set in Missoula, Montana.
Ed carries a rare hereditary condition that causes tumours to grow throughout his body. When he falls in love with Taylor, a first-year in his graduate creative writing programme, he triggers a series of events that will ultimately undo them both.
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A round of applause for Ted McDermott, please. He's earned it. The Minor Outsider is a spirited, audacious, and drolly funny debut novel.
The Minor Outsider is a major debut. McDermott's witty and stirring love story tracks so many of the wonderful ways we doom our happiness. It's thrillingly sad! And quite funny.Sam Lipsyte
A darkly funny modern love story [and] a fresh, spirited debut set against a stunning backdropBig Issue
Wry, sharp-eyed, fresh as mountain air.Jonathan Trigell, author of Boy A and Genus
The Verdict: Quite brilliant. An honest unflinching account of a man and his frailties.