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First Love

by Gwendoline Riley
£8.99   paperback  Granta Books (2017)

First Love by Gwendoline Riley 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?

ISBN 13: 9781783783243 | ISBN 10: 1783783249