by Sara Baume
Winner of the Bord Gαis Energy Irish Book Awards Sunday Independent Best Newcomer of the Year Award for 2015. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award for 2015.
This book is the winner of the 2015 Rooney Prize For Irish Literature, and, longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015.
You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble-shop window. A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, 'too old for starting over, too young for giving up', and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast - but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts. As spring turns to summer, their relationship grows and intensifies, until a savage act forces them to abandon the precarious life they'd established, and take to the road. Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a wholly different kind of love story: a devastating portrait of loneliness, loss and friendship, and of the scars that are more than skin-deep. Written with tremendous empathy and insight, in lyrical language that surprises and delights, this is an extraordinary and heartbreaking debut by a major new talent.
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Date of Publication: 06/10/2015