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Cold Water

(2002)
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Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Carmel McKisco is wry, volatile and full of longing: a 20-year-old working nights in a dive bar in Manchester, England. Cut off from her family, she forges odd alliances with her customers, daydreams about escaping to Cornwall, her own Elysian Fields, and nurtures mordant fixations on Tony, her charismatic ex, and Steven, her washed-up adolescent hero. As she spins out the days and nights of an unrelenting rainy winter, she finds herself compelled to confront her romantic preoccupations. Peopled with memorable characters and imbued with a subtle sense of raw loneliness beneath the banter and whimsy, this remarkable debut is as cool and assured as Carmel herself. Cold Water was chosen by the Guardian as one of the five outstanding British debut novels of 2002.


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November 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cold Water
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 0-7867-1109-4 / 978-0-7867-1109-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cold Water
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 0-09-943715-5 / 978-0-09-943715-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cold Water
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 0-224-06277-8 / 978-0-224-06277-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Water
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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