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Spill Simmer Falter Wither - 9780099592747

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  • Product code: APKDE
  • ISBN: 9780099592747
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 08/10/2015

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Spill Simmer Falter Wither - 9780099592747

Sara Baume

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You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A note 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.

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Product Details

  • Product code: APKDE
  • ISBN: 9780099592747
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 08/10/2015

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Outstanding -

I love the language, the sentiment, the relationships built up so gradually, the made up words that are so obvious in what they mean, the pattern of words to paint a picture of this character, I worried about the potentially devastating outcome and how I would cry, and the ending affected me deeply but was not the obvious tearjerker I had imagined. It was such a brilliant book that as soon as I had finished it I started it again to make sure I hadn't missed one line in my eagerness to follow the plot.

It will be a book I lend to friends without saying anything as it talks so much to me that I don't expect it'll be everyone's cup of tea. It might appeal mainly to a dog owner with an understanding of the less accepted members of society. Genius. I will be seeking out more work by this artist. Pure genius

BT, 21/11/2016

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Unfinished -

This is an intriguing book to read, hard to put down when I started but I couldn't get over how it felt unfinished at the end. I found it such a sorrowful story about loss and friendship that made me feel sad when I finished the book but it would have been so much better with a more complete ending!

Poppy, 08/07/2016

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Touching and poignant -

Fantastically written. This books makes you feel every word and imagine everything as if it is full of illustrations. I read it in just a few sittings and it left me thinking about it for days afterwards. I hadn't realised that the title represented the seasons until I read another review of it - very clever.

I bought all the Costa First Novel Shortlist and am now looking forward to tucking into one of the others - I hope it's as good as this was. I will certainly look out for this author again. Amazing debut. Be warned though - it does tug at your heart strings!!

kittykent, 16/01/2016

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