Either "First Novel" is a darkly funny examination of the relative attractions of creative writing courses and suburban dogging sites, or it's a twisted campus novel and possible murder mystery that's not afraid to blend fact with fiction in its exploration of the nature of identity.

 Paul Kinder, a novelist with one forgotten book to his name, teaches creative writing in a university in the north-west of England.

 Either he's researching his second, breakthrough novel, or he's killing time having sex in cars.
 Either eternal life exists, or it doesn't.
 Either you'll laugh, or you'll cry. Either you'll get it, or you won't.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2013 : UK Hardback

Title: First Novel
Author(s): Nicholas Royle
ISBN: 0-224-09698-2 / 978-0-224-09698-0 (UK edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: First Novel
Author(s): Nicholas Royle
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