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First Love

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Catastrophically ill-suited for each other, and forever straddling a line between relative calm and explosive confrontation, Neve and her husband, Edwyn, live together in London. For the moment they have reached a place of peace in their relationship, but past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions that brought her to Edwyn, she describes other loves and other debts - from her bullying father and her self-involved mother, to a musician she struggled to forget.

Drawing us into the battleground of this marriage, Gwendoline Riley tells a transfixing story of mistakes and misalliances, of helplessness and hostility, in which both husband and wife have played a part. Could this possibly be, nonetheless, a story of love?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 1-78378-318-4 / 978-1-78378-318-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 1-78378-324-9 / 978-1-78378-324-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
ISBN: 1-61219-626-8 / 978-1-61219-626-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville House
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
Publisher: Melville House
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February 2017 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: First Love
Author(s): Gwendoline Riley
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU