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- DescriptionThis book was shortlisted for the shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015. It is longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015. It is longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. It is the winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer Of The Year, Irish Book Awards 2015. It is the winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for fiction & you find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A te sellotaped to the inside of the jumble-shop window: compassionate & tolerant owner. A person without other pets & without children under four. A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, 'too old for starting over, too young for giving up', and one eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast - but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts. As spring turns to summer, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they'd established, and take to the road. Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story: a devastating portrait of loneliness, loss and friendship, and of the scars that are more than skin-deep. Written with tremendous empathy and insight, in lyrical language that surprises and delights, this is an extraordinary and heartbreaking debut by a major new talent.
- Author BiographySara Baume was born in Lancashire and grew up in County Cork, Ireland. She studied fine art and creative writing and her fiction and criticism have been published in anthologies, newspapers and journals such as the Irish Times, the Guardian, The Stinging Fly and Granta magazine. She has won the Davy Byrne's Short Story Award, the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, the Rooney Prize for Literature, an Irish Book Award for Best Newcomer and the Kate O'Brien Award. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing and the Desmond Elliott Prize. She has received a Literary Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A Line Made by Walking is her second novel. She lives in West Cork.
- PrizesWinner of Irish Book Awards: Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year 2015 and Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2015. Shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award 2015.
- Author(s)Sara Baume
- Date of Publication08/10/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWindmill Books
- Weight202 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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