Posted on 2nd May 2012

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Fiction Uncovered by…Luke Brown, Senior Editor and Publicist at Tindal Street Press

Gwendoline Riley’s debut novel Cold Water was published in 2002, when she was 22 or 23, and which I first read at the same age. She publishes very slim novels, one every few years, with female narrators who work in bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, write novels, fall and fail to fall in love with musicians…

Posted on 30th August 2011

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Butterfly’s Shadow

Butterfly’s Shadow could be described as a steady accumulation of late-realised truths, which leave the protagonists with the painful sense of arriving at knowledge too late. The novel, which takes its inspiration from Puccini’s famous 1904 opera Madame Butterfly, is predominantly the story of Joey, the eponymous heroine’s child. In the opera, his mother Cho-Cho…