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Brass

(2004)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Nineteen-year-old Millie O'Reilley is, clever, spiky and adored by men - yet utterly forlorn. Even though she has the devotion of her professor father, Jerry, and the respect of the hard-knocks in South Liverpool, Millie feels a sense of growing alienation.

Increasingly disillusioned with her University course and fellow students, she seeks an escape in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area - home to crackheads, pimps, pushers and, most intriguing to Millie, whores. And when an encounter with a world weary prostitute turns into an after hours odyssey of drink fuelled self-abuse it, ultimately, leads Millie toward questioning who she is and what she wants to get out of life.

Shockingly candid, brutally poetic, Helen Walsh has created a portrait of a city and a generation that offers a female perspective on the harsh truth of growing up in today's Britain. Brass is an unsettling but ultimately compassionate account of the possibilities of identity and the desirability of love.


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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brass
Author(s): Helen Walsh
ISBN: 1-84195-568-X / 978-1-84195-568-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brass
Author(s): Helen Walsh
ISBN: 1-84195-655-4 / 978-1-84195-655-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brass
Author(s): Helen Walsh
ISBN: 1-84195-484-5 / 978-1-84195-484-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brass
Author(s): Helen Walsh
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 2004 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brass
Author(s): Helen Walsh
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA