Cold Water (Paperback)
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Cold Water (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 01/05/2003
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Carmel McKisco is wry, volatile and full of longing: a twenty-year-old girl working nights in a Manchester dive bar. Cut off from her family, and from Tony, her carefree ex, she forges strange alliances with her customers, and daydreams, half-heartedly, about escaping to Cornwall.

Cold Water is a poignant picaresque of barmaids and barflies; eccentric individuals all somehow tethered to their past - not least Carmel herself, who is nurturing mordant fixations on both her lost love, Tony, and her washed-up adolescent hero: a singer from Macclesfield. As she spins out the days and nights of an unrelentingly rainy winter she finds herself compelled to confront her romantic preoccupations, for better or worse.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099437154
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Strikingly assured... A writer of unexpected sensibilities and uncompromising originality * Guardian *
Cold Water is a thrilling pleasure... I don't think I've read such a good debut in years -- Alan Warner
Vivid and stylish and endlessly, surprisingly filled with perfect, unexpected images... a beautifully written book, utterly original and the most exciting thing to have been published this year... Fantastic * Big Issue *
A truly original new voice in fiction. Her bleakly poetic first novel has an atmosphere all of its own: melancholy and profound yet shot through with the urgency of life and love -- Shena Mackay

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