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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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Although we're still hibernating in the depths of winter, 2015 is already shaping up to be a stellar book year with another accomplished debut novel on the cards in Claire Fuller's haunting Our Endless Numbered Days.   

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In Certain Circles, the fifth novel by Australian writer Elizabeth Harrower, was set for release in 1971 before its author abruptly and mysteriously withdrew it from publication.

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Girl Runner is centred on the life of Aganetha Smart, a onetime Olympic athlete who was famous during the glittering 1920s. Now aged 104 Aganetha lives in a nursing home, alone and unacknowledged by history.

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Alby is a mess – his mother is dead and his remaining family (including his violent sister and foul mouthed one-legged father) are just as bad as he is. The story is as erratic as its narrator – it hops between decades and juggles references just as frantically as a conversation in real time does.

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