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First Love (Paperback)

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'A singular, devastating journey into the ungovernable reaches of the heart' Observer



SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017



Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in a place of relative peace, but their past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions that led her to this marriage, she tells of other loves and other debts, from her bullying father and her self-involved mother to a musician who played her and a series of lonely flights from place to place.



Drawing the reader into the battleground of her relationship, Neve spins a story of helplessness and hostility, an ongoing conflict in which both husband and wife have played a part. But is this, nonetheless, also a story of love?

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 01/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781783783243  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gwendoline Riley was born in London in 1979. She is the author of the novels Cold Water, Sick Notes, Joshua Spassky and Opposed Positions. Her writing has won a Betty Trask Award and a Somerset Maugham Award, and has been shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

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