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Spill Simmer Falter Wither

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
A debut novel already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride), this captivating story follows - over the course of four seasons - a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog.

It is springtime, and two outcasts - a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life - find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small seaside town suddenly takes note of them, falsely perceiving menace where there is only mishap. The unlikely duo must take to the road.

Gorgeously written in poetic and mesmerizing prose, Spill Simmer Falter Wither has already garnered wild support in its native Ireland, where the Irish Times pointed to Baume's "astonishing power with language" and praised it as "a novel bursting with brio, braggadocio and bite". It is also a moving depiction of how - over the four seasons echoed in the title - a relationship between fellow damaged creatures can bring them both comfort. One of those rare stories that utterly, completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see, it transforms us in our understanding not only of the world but also of ourselves.

 
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Used availability for Sara Baume's Spill Simmer Falter Wither


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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 1-4104-9274-5 / 978-1-4104-9274-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 0-544-71619-1 / 978-0-544-71619-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 0-544-95461-0 / 978-0-544-95461-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 0-09-959274-6 / 978-0-09-959274-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 1-78515-042-1 / 978-1-78515-042-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 0-9928170-6-4 / 978-0-9928170-6-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tramp Press
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
ISBN: 1-5226-3608-0 / 978-1-5226-3608-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Author(s): Sara Baume
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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