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The Faithful Couple is about Neil and Adam, two unlikely friends who meet on a trip in San Diego, and go on to do something that will follow them for the rest of their lives.

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Aquarium is a story about Caitlin a 12-year-old girl who understands fish better than people, her overworked mother, and an old man she meets by the fish tank just before everything comes undone.

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Ireland, 1945. As the war nears its end in Europe, Barnabas Kane suffers a catastrophic fire on his farm in Donegal. The blaze destroys his cattle byre, all his livestock, and claims the life of his friend Matthew Peoples.

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Most of the stories in Tom Barbash’s debut collection could have used Philip Larkin’s line “they fuck you up, your mum and dad” as an epigraph.

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Manchester 2011: as the country and the world moves towards a notorious summer of discontent 17-year-old Stick suffers first-hand a tragedy that breaks his spirit and catapults him into disaffection and anger.

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Munro’s only novel follows Del Jordan as she progresses from childhood to adulthood in the small town of Jubilee, Canada during and after the Second World War.

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Joseph Connolly's 13th novel is a darkly comic and increasingly disquieting look into the modern obsessions of celebrity, fashion, luxury and wealth explored through the increasingly madcap lives of those who pursue it.

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Billie is a firecracker of a novel: it sparks, spits and finally explodes. The brutally honest Billie tells her story to the night sky while lying in a crevasse with her gay friend Franck after a hiking accident in the Cevennes.

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Upon the death of his father, Skanda is left with the task of travelling halfway across the world to Delhi in order to return his father’s ashes to the country he once loved; his birthplace.

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This novel, Kemp’s third, seems to defy genres, inspired as it was by such differing works as Alice in Wonderland, The Yellow Wallpaper and Mrs Dalloway. Ghosting tackles the subjects of love, memory, grief, loss and madness in the story of Grace, a 64-year-old

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The End of Vandalism is a rare hybrid – crime mystery mixed with talk show, character study mixed with improvised comedy show.

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