Riley, Gwendoline Cold Water

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Carmel McKisco is wry, volatile and full of longing: a twenty-year-old girl working nights in a Manchester dive bar. Cut off from her family, and from Tony, her carefree ex, she forges strange alliances with her customers, and daydreams, half-heartedly, about escaping to Cornwall.

Cold Water is a poignant picaresque of barmaids and barflies; eccentric individuals all somehow tethered to their past - not least Carmel herself, who is nurturing mordant fixations on both her lost love, Tony, and her washed-up adolescent hero: a singer from Macclesfield. As she spins out the days and nights of an unrelentingly rainy winter she finds herself compelled to confront her romantic preoccupations, for better or worse.

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"Strikingly assured... A writer of unexpected sensibilities and uncompromising originality" ( Guardian)

" Cold Water is a thrilling pleasure... I don't think I've read such a good début in years" (Alan Warner)

"Vivid and stylish and endlessly, surprisingly filled with perfect, unexpected images... a beautifully written book, utterly original and the most exciting thing to have been published this year... Fantastic" ( Big Issue)

"A truly original new voice in fiction. Her bleakly poetic first novel has an atmosphere all of its own: melancholy and profound yet shot through with the urgency of life and love" (Shena Mackay)

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'A beautiful début novel... A real achievement... This is a wise and incisive first novel from a real talent' - Scotsman

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