Gwendoline Riley Joshua Spassky

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Joshua Spassky

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In her third novel, Riley charts the peculiar final reckoning of a highly charged romance, exploring the possibility of human connection as two young people try to reconcile themselves to all of life’s bad endings, and give some meaning to their mayfly existences.

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Gwendoline Riley was born in 1979 and has published three previous novels: Cold Water, which won a Betty Trask Award; Sick Notes; and, most recently, Opposed Positions.

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"Riley's prose is as clear, sharp and sobering as her heroine's tonic water. Bubbles of bitter humour burst and repeat on the reader's tongue" * Daily Telegraph * "Riley writes with a Woolf-ish exactitude... A brilliant and beautiful novel" -- Kate Saunders * The Times * "She is still at her best when she writes - with great verve and invention - about her home town. She takes the rain that covers Manchester like a tent. And transforms it into something beautiful" * Times Literary Supplement * "A poignant novel of attempted departures... To read Riley is to be trapped inside a consciousness whose self-pity, indulgence and petulance are offset by taut style, wry humour, exactitude of image - a consciousness watching itself" -- Anita Sethi * Independent * "Sharply written...An engaging read" * Guardian *

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