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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)
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?



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Hardback Editions

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

June 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